At Sharp Corporation, we pride ourselves on being a global leader in technology, with our headquarters in Osaka, Japan.
Our commitment to excellence has earned us recognition as one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies in 2023. We are dedicated to empowering our customers on their journey towards a more intelligent workplace.
Our specialisation lies in offering a diverse range of innovative business products and solutions that are designed to streamline workflow, enhance efficiency, and drive productivity. As technology continues to transform the way we conduct business, it is crucial to embrace change and leverage cutting-edge office technology that is user-friendly. Now, more than ever, we can break down barriers and foster a culture of strength and collaboration within organisations.
Recognising the significance of Sharp's historical brand recognition, our management has taken the initiative to introduce state-of-the-art hardware and software to our customers. These advancements have been achieved through a combination of in-house creation by our manufacturing and technology teams, as well as curated products from our strategic business partners. Our goal is to provide our clients with a comprehensive range of technology solutions that cater to their specific needs.
Sharp New Zealand has been a part of our journey since 1968, becoming a wholly owned subsidiary in 1988. In 2002, we established our headquarters in custom-built offices in Penrose, where we continue to operate to this day.
Although Sharp's global creed is "Sincerity and Creativity", Sharp New Zealand has its own set of values that were formed through working as a team to understand what truly matters to us and our customers. We have made four promises.
Since its foundation in 1912, Sharp has devised a string of world-first products, based on the spirit to "make products that others want to imitate".
Sharp's History of Greatness
In 1912, founder, Tokuji Hayakawa, was awarded a patent for the "Tokubijo" snap buckle (he was 18 years old at the time). On September 15, the same year, he established a small metalworking shop in Tokyo. The company began with three employees and an initial capital of just under 50 yen.
In 1915, Mr. Hayakawa continued to research and improve techniques to manufacture a metal writing instrument which, at the time, had not yet been developed. In 1915, he invented a mechanical pencil named the "Ever-Sharp Pencil" that took the world by storm. The name of the company today and its trademark are derived from this product.
Since then, based on our founder Tokuji Hayakawa's dream to "Make products that other companies want to imitate", Sharp has gone from strength to strength with our technologically-advanced 'one-of-a-kind' products.
Sharp has a long history of creating breakthrough products designed to meet the needs of people living in New Zealand and around the world. Sharp’s world-wide leadership in technology innovations; especially in LCD and Solar, ensures Sharp is at the forefront of the pack.
Today, Sharp products are sold in 140 countries. There are 27 manufacturing operations, 29 sales companies, and two representative offices in 26 countries.
As the sun rises on Sharp's second century, the company will continue doing what is both its mission and its joy: provide products and technologies that help make society a better place. Join us as we take Sharp to even more people and places.
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