How world-famous companies began

BMW

BMW started by building airplanes and motors.

IBM

Hello from IBM.

Sega

Sega’s fast photography machines.

Sharp

Sharp started with pencils.

Nintendo

Nintendo began by releasing handmade playing cards.

Sony

Sony’s first product was an electric rice cooker.

Toyota

Toyota started its business by producing sewing machines, and has been producing them ever since.

Lipton

World-famous Lipton began as a small grocery store.

Samsung

…just like Samsung.

Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss began by designing uniforms for the Gestapo.

Nokia

Nokia began in the production of rubber and paper.

Bonduelle

Bonduelle began with alcohol production.

IKEA

The founder of IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad, started by selling matches for his neighbours.