Our company was founded in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in 1891 by Anton and Gerard Philips to manufacture incandescent lamps and other electrical products.

Ever since then, our innovations have been making people’s lives simpler, more enjoyable and more productive.

Sharp empowers people to benefit from innovation by delivering on our brand promise of “sense and simplicity”. This brand promise encapsulates our commitment to deliver solutions that are advanced, easy to use, and designed around the needs of all our users.

We are also committed to enhancing economic prosperity, environmental quality and social equity wherever we operate.

Our values, the four Ds, are like a compass – guiding us in how we behave every day, and reminding us of the attitude we should have towards our work, our customers and our colleagues.


  • Delight customers  We anticipate and exceed customer expectation
  • Deliver great results  We continually raise the bar
  • Develop people get the best from ourselves and each other
  • Depend on each other We deliver more value by working as One Philips


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