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
Po-Hsuan Wu, President & Chief Executive Officer
Masahiro Okitsu, Executive Vice President
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 June 30, 2022)
Sales
2,495,588 million yen (consolidated)
    563,030 million yen (unconsolidated)
( Fiscal 2021 Financial Results )
Employees
Consolidated: 49,285
 Japan: 19,109 (Sharp Corporation 5,508 / other Consolidated 13,601)
 Overseas: 30,176 (Consolidated)
(as of June 30, 2022)

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