About CHERRY

Cherry GmbH, with its headquarters in Auerbach in der Oberpfalz, Germany, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of computer input devices with an emphasis on office, industrial and security markets, as well as switches for mechanical keyboards among others for PC gaming.


1953

April 17, 1953 Walter CHERRY establishes CHERRY Electrical Products in the basement of a Highland Park, Illinois restaurant.

1963

CHERRY establishes its first European operation in CHERRY Mikroschalter GmbH, West Germany.

1969

CHERRY GmbH moved into its newly-built premises in Bayreuth.

1972

CHERRY establishes a joint venture, Hirose CHERRY Precision Company in Kawaski, Japan.

1973

CHERRY introduces the Keyboard line.

1979

CHERRY GmbH moved into its new facility in Auerbach/Opf.

1980

CHERRY expands European operations again; this time with a sales and distribution center in France.

1983

The CHERRY MX switch is introduced.

1993

CHERRY SRO operation is founded in the Czech Republic.

1993

First ISO-9001 certification awarded at plant in Auerbach, Germany.

1995

CHERRY GmbH in Auerbach, Germany became one of the first European manufacturers to achieve ISO-14001 certification.

2005

CHERRY is awarded the ‘Best Production Plant’ in Europe.

2008

Acquisition by ZF Friedrichshafen.

2016

Cherry GmbH becomes independent again.