Sharp TVs to Re-appear in Europe in May

Following the transfer at the end of last year of Sharp’s AV business in Europe to United Media Corporation (UMC) in Slovakia (Display Monitor Vol 21 No 42), UMC has now announced that the first new Sharp TVs will be launched in Europe in May 2015.

Sharp’s TV manufacturing facility in Poland transferred to UMC at the beginning of 2015, giving the company two Eastern European production facilities and the ability to offer TVs in screen sizes from 22″ to 80″, produced in a “very well maintained” plant. UMC already operates a manufacturing plant in Bratislava, Slovakia. The company has taken over all of Sharp’s sales and marketing activities in Western and Eastern Europe, with the exception of Italy, Russia and Belarus), most recently adding France and Germany.