• Corporate Overview

    Corporate Overview

    Corporate Name
    Sharp Corporation
    Head Office
    1 Takumi-cho, Sakai-ku, Sakai City, Osaka 590-8522, Japan
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    Tel
    +81-72-282-1221
    Management Representatives
    J.W. Tai, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
    Business Activities
    Mainly manufacturing and sales of telecommunications equipment, electric and electronic application equipment, and electronic components.
    Business Activities
    Founding
    Founder, Tokuji Hayakawa, was awarded a patent for the "Tokubijo" snap buckle (he was 18 years old at the time). On September 15, 1912, he established a small metalworking shop in Matsui-cho, Honjo, Tokyo.
    A Sharp Journey (Sharp History)
    Origin of Company Name
    Mr. Hayakawa continued to research and improve the techniques for making metal writing instruments, and in 1915, he invented a mechanical pencil that, after further improvements, would take the world by storm. In 1916, Mr. Hayakawa's mechanical pencil was named the "Ever-Ready Sharp Pencil." The present name of the company and its trademark are derived from that product.
    Incorporation
    In May 1935, the structure of the company was modified to become a joint-stock corporation under the name Hayakawa Metal Works Institute Co. (capitalization: 300,000 yen.)
    Capital Stock
    5 billion yen (as of March 31, 2019)
    Sales
    2,400,072 million yen (consolidated)
    ( Fiscal 2018 Financial Results )
    Employees
    Consolidated: 54,156
     Japan: 19,095 (Sharp Corporation 12,518 / other Consolidated 6,577)
     Overseas: 35,061 (Consolidated)
    (as of March 31, 2019)

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