FOUNDED BY MR TOKUJI HAYAKAWA in Tokyo in 1912, Sharp Corporation was named after one of the founder’s inventions, the Ever-Sharp mechanical pencil. Many products that we take for granted today were invented by Sharp, such as the world’s first transistor calculator, invented in 1964, and the LCD calculator in 1973.
Plasmacluster Ion technology is another Sharp Original. The revolutionary technology generates and emits the same positive and negative ions that occur in nature and has been proven to be effective against suspending viruses and microbes that contaminate our air, leaving air cleaner and healthier. Sharp has now sold over 80 million units worldwide of Plasmacluster Ion products, found in air purifiers, air conditioners and refrigerators, as well as on trains and in vehicles.
This year, Sharp is excited to launch its latest vacuum cleaner innovation, the RACTIVE Air cordless vacuum cleaner. Using a collection of cutting-edge technologies, the compact vacuum cleaner weighs just 1.5 kg. Featuring a quick charge battery which takes only 80 minutes to recharge, and brush rotation that helps the cleaner to move forwards on its own, the RACTIVE Air is a revolutionary piece of equipment quite fitting of Sharp.
Based on its Philosophy of ‘Sincerity and Creativity’, Sharp is dedicated to using its technology to contribute to the culture, benefits and welfare of people.