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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**

Employees

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.

Creed

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.

Our manifesto

Right from the very beginning, Sharp has been driven by originality. Starting with our founder Tokuji Hayakawa and his spirit of sincerity and creativity, it’s the force that still drives us today.

Everything we do is about bringing to life new solutions that create a new way of living, thinking and being.

Our mission is to originate technologies that enhance lifestyles and support individual expression. We create inspirational and innovative solutions that let you be you.

Sharp: as original as you

At Sharp, we are here for our customers.

Everything we create is designed with you in mind; your needs, your dreams, your desires. Whether it’s for your home or organisation, we provide the solutions you’re looking for.

Our starting point is how our products and solutions will benefit peoples lifestyles and work-styles. It’s not the technology that drives us, it is how the technology helps make life better for you and for everyone.

As long as people have hopes, visions and ideas, Sharp will be there to create the products and services to make them real.

There is only one Sharp.
There is only one you.
‘Be Original.’

Careers

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.

Sharp in the UK

Wakefield
Northern House
Moor Knoll Lane
East Ardsley
Wakefield
WF3 2EE

Tel: 01924 823455

Ayr
Unit 2
6 Elmbank Street
Ayr
KA8 8DH

Tel: 01292 264093

Bristol
Unit 1
The Maltings
Lodway Business Centre
Pill
Bristol
BS20 0DH

Tel: 01275 813838

Dundee
Unit 9 Manhattan Business Park
Dundonald Street
Dundee
DD3 7PY

Tel: 01382 452552

Ipswich
28 Foxtail Rd
Ipswich
IP3 9RT 

Tel: 01473 272567

Norwich
110 Hellesdon Park Road
Norwich
Norfolk
NR6 5DR

Tel: 01603 480555

Uxbridge
4 Furzeground Way
Stockley Park
Uxbridge
Middlesex
UB11 1EZ

Tel: 020 87342000

Basildon
Crompton Close
Basildon
Essex
SS14 3AZ

Tel: 01268 523366

Cambridge
17 Dry Drayton Industries
Scotland Road
Dry Drayton
CB23 8AT  

Tel: 01954 211185

Cavendish Square - London
2 Cavendish Square
Marylebone
London
W1G 0PU

Tel: 0208 734 2490

Warrington
500 Olympic Park
Longbarn Boulevard
Birchwood
Warrington
WA2 0XA

Tel: 0800 0149 659

Sharp Worldwide