Since its founding in 1912, Sharp has made products known and loved around the world, and on September 15, 2012, the company will celebrate its 100th anniversary, an achievement made possible by the support of its many customers over the years.
To proceed into a future in which Sharp continues to earn the trust of society, the company considers this milestone a new starting point from which to take on new challenges based on its Business Creed of ‘Sincerity and Creativity’. As a step in this direction, Sharp has designed a 100th Anniversary logo. And with a revamping of the Sharp Web site, the company is adding a special 100th Anniversary section introducing Sharp’s history and other features. The new section will be launched on January 1, 2012.
1. 100th Anniversary Logo Created
The logo was designed to symbolize three key themes: dedication to ‘one of a kind’, past achievements, and expectations for the future. The two interlocking rings of the logo represent a spiral from the past to the future. Between January 1 and December 31, 2012, the uses of this logo will include TV commercials, newspaper and other print advertisements, Web sites, product catalogs, in-house and external publications, presentation materials, and business cards.
With the DNA of creativity that it has built up, Sharp will continue to use its one-of-a-kind products and businesses to offer new value and contribute to a better future for people throughout the world.
Concept of 100th Anniversary Logo
2. 100th Anniversary Section on Sharp Corporate Web Site
To celebrate this anniversary, Sharp is revamping its Web site and adding a special 100th Anniversary section. The updated site will open on January 1, 2012 with a new design and layout that targets easier navigation and searching. The 100th Anniversary section will include the life story of Sharp founder Tokuji Hayakawa and the history of Sharp's one-of-a-kind products. It will be periodically updated with a range of information relating to Sharp's 100th anniversary.
100th Anniversary site
Visit the 100th Anniversary site (in Japanese only): http://www.sharp.co.jp/100th
3. Events to Celebrate Sharp's 100th Anniversary
Sharp is currently planning events and will announce them in the near future.