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About Sharp

About Sharp

Since our founding in 1912, Sharp Corporation has continuously innovated across many product categories with original products, from the "Ever-Sharp" mechanical pencils where the company name was derived, to the commercialisation of the first Japanese-made radios and televisions, the world's first LCD electronic calculators, the mass production of solar cells and the development and introduction of AQUOS LCD TV.

Our business now provides a host of market-leading B2B products including our award winning document solutions offering a full suite of multi-function printers and solutions; state-of the-art Visual Solutions incorporating digital signage and interactive whiteboards; and ECR/EPoS systems for numerous vertical markets and applications.

By following our business creed of "Sincerity and Creativity" and being an innovator of products and services, Sharp strives to become a one-of-a-kind company that creates 21st century lifestyles, taking our customers and partners beyond individual products and their capabilities. We will inspire new ideas from technology and are therefore dedicated to employing a team that matches our ambition and excellence.

Sharp is dedicated to improving people's lives through the use of advanced technology and a commitment to innovation, quality, value, and design. We invite you to find out more about us, the value we place upon our on-going commitment to strong business ethics, and the numerous awards won by our innovative products.

Corporate Profile

At Sharp Electronics - a company known worldwide for its unique one-of-a-kind electronic products and solutions, our challenge is to create a balance between work time and personal time, with products that can benefit people's lives at work, at home, and everywhere in between.  Sharp business products can boost your productivity and reduce costs, whilst Sharp consumer electronics can enhance your enjoyment, add to your comfort and open new perspectives.

Sharp products are designed to help individuals, families, and corporate teams connect effortlessly, communicate clearly, and unleash creativity like never before.  Sharp is dedicated to improving people's lives through the use of advanced technology and a commitment to innovation, quality, value, and design.

Our guiding principle is “Honesty and Creativity“, together with the clear goal to improve the quality of people’s lives through state-of-the-art technologies. The results are not only unique, innovative products – true to our motto, “We make products that other want to imitate!” - we also create new lifestyles for the 21st century.

Statistics for FY ending 2014

Net Sales

Global  21,784 bn Euro
Europe   1,071 bn Euro**


Global  49,096
Europe   2,150


European Infrastructure

Business Units:
3 business units located in major cities:
London: Sharp Information Systems Europe and European Headquarters
Hamburg: Sharp Energy Solutions Europe
Munich: Sharp Visual Solutions Europe

Sales Offices:
17 sales bases located throughout Europe

Manufacturing / R&D:
4 facilities located throughout Europe

Business Philosophy & Creed

Business Philosophy
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 at 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.


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.

Vision & Mission

Our philosophy

Sharp’s vision statement enables us to deliver "one-of-a-kind" solutions that drive our customers' success and growth – creating profitable new sales opportunities for us and our partners.

We will take our customers and partners beyond individual products and their capabilities. We will inspire new ideas from technology:

Sharp is transforming the way organisations engage with information through connected technologies.  By offering a comprehensive portfolio of award-winning document management and display solutions, Sharp helps businesses to create, manage, visualise and share information, making it possible to explore ideas and collaborate in new ways. From MFPs to document management solutions, video walls to interactive whiteboards, Sharp’s expanding range of office technologies, services and support are designed to make information more contextual, fluid, applicable and ultimately more accessible, inspiring ideas from technology.


We have a diverse range of exciting roles that you can excel in, whether it’s as part of one of our support teams, or in a more specialist or management role.  If you have ambition and want to be a part of our bright future we want to hear from you.

Sharp is committed to promoting fairness and eliminating discrimination from recruitment and selection practices. We will ensure that no job applicant or employee received less favourable treatment either directly or indirectly, on the grounds of age, race, disability, gender, marital status, religion or faith or sexual orientation.

Press Centre

Sharp’s Press Centre provides you with the latest product and business news from Sharp Europe. Click Press Releases to go straight to our most recent announcements.

It is also the home of Sharp Europe’s blog, Insights. Insights provides an in-depth look into the world of Sharp. From editorials on our unique technologies and products benefitting the society in which we work and live; to a look at the executives working at Sharp Europe and what motivates them, you can find the latest information on what's happening at Sharp.

If you are a journalist with a question about Sharp, please email Sharp’s European PR manager.

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