About Us

Sharp: About Us

Ever since we were established in 1912, innovation has been an integral part of our corporate philosophy. Correspondingly, the company's name Sharp is derived from our first major invention made in the year 1915, the “Ever Sharp Pencil”, the first mechanical retractable pencil in the world.

Our goal has been and will always be to win our customers' and partners' confidence through honesty and creativity. We are open to new things and ideas geared towards our customers' and users' wishes.

Today we are a leading manufacturer of digital information technologies. We not only strive to continually expand our business volume – we are also committed to contributing to the culture and the well-being of people all over the world with our unique, innovative technologies.

Invention and Innovation: Business Philosophy

Sharp has been an inventor for society for more than a hundred years.

We don’t invent for the sake of it, we believe our products should solve real human problems to benefit our culture and wellbeing.

We always look for opportunities to improve our lives; for the home and business, for the environment and society, and we provide solutions with the user in mind, with simple human benefits.

As part of our continued commitment to future innovation, we employ 8,000 researchers in facilities around the world and invest over 6.5% of our net sales in R&D.

We’ll always strive to make products that our competitors want to imitate.

We’ll always look for the next opportunity to invent for our society, and then we’ll tell you why we’ve innovated.

Sharp /This is Why

Business Philosophy: Business Creed

We do not seek merely to expand our business volume. Rather, we are dedicated to the use of our unique, innovative technology to contribute to the culture, benefits, and welfare of people throughout the world.

It is the intention of our corporation to grow hand-in-hand with our employees, encouraging and aiding them to reach their full potential and improve their standard of living.

Our future prosperity is directly linked to the prosperity of our customers, dealers and shareholders ... indeed, the entire Sharp family.

Business Creed:Digital Information Technologies

Sharp Corporation is dedicated to two principal ideas:

"Sincerity and Creativity"

By committing ourselves to these ideals, we can derive genuine satisfaction from our work, while making a meaningful contribution to society.

Sincerity is a virtue fundamental to humanity
... always be sincere.

Creativity promotes progress
... remain constantly aware of the need to innovate and improve.

Harmony brings strength
... trust each other and work together.

Politeness is a merit
... always be courteous and respectful.

Courage is the basis of a rewarding life
... accept every challenge with a positive attitude.

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