Sharp is a 100+ year old Company who have been at the forefront of the technology revolution of the 20th and 21st Century. They are part of the Foxconn group, which is the world’s largest Electronic’s Manufacturer. Forbes has the Group sales listed at US$135+ Billion, as of May 2017 and they employ over 1.3 million people. Foxconn’s partners are the biggest technology companies on the planet and they’re the ones defining the increasingly connected world we live in. Partners/customers include Microsoft, Google, HP, Apple, Cisco, Dell, Amazon and many other International household names. The security of purchasing equipment provided by the world’s largest Manufacturer provides “peace of mind” to your business decision.
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.
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 – 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, 2017)
Sales – 2,050,639 million yen (consolidated)