20 years in the office equipment business
SHARP Sunshine Coast, formerly All Age Business Machines, is the only Authorised Sales & Service Dealer for the full range of SHARP Business Equipment on the Sunshine & Cooloola Coasts and has been established for almost 20 years. We offer a level of commitment that is expected by SHARP and our large customer base, to continue endorsing our leading product range, available to all levels of business.
SHARP Sunshine Coast distributes Digital Photocopiers, Cash Registers and Point of Sale, Fax machines, Data Projectors & LCD Products including the latest in Digital Technology. We specialize in all these SHARP products in both sales and service. SHARP Australia trains our service engineers.
We believe our level of commitment to our customers is worthy of your investment in our SHARP product and service expertise.
Tony Haack (Dealer Principal)
Tony has been part of the office product industry since 1989. Even more importantly has sold the SHARP business product range for his whole career. This background has made SHARP Sunshine Coast (formerly All Age Business Machines) one of the top 3 dealerships for SHARP in Australia. An annual recipient of SHARP High Flyer awards and more recently several "Regional Dealer of the Year" awards also proves the great partnership SHARP Sunshine Coast & SHARP have.
In the beginning ....
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 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.
In 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.)
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 Australia 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 2 representative offices in 26 countries.
Sharp aims to continue to make contribution to the Australian society by bringing innovative solutions to your everyday lives.
Sharp is part of the Foxconn group, which is the world’s largest Electronics Manufacturer. Notable products manufactured by Foxconn include BlackBerry, iPad, iPad, iPod, Kindle, Nintendo 3DS, Nokia, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One.
As of 2012, Foxconn factories manufactured an estimated 40% of all consumer electronics sold worldwide.
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.