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.
April 17, 1953 Walter CHERRY establishes CHERRY Electrical Products in the basement of a Highland Park, Illinois restaurant.
CHERRY establishes its first European operation in CHERRY Mikroschalter GmbH, West Germany.
CHERRY GmbH moved into its newly-built premises in Bayreuth.
CHERRY establishes a joint venture, Hirose CHERRY Precision Company in Kawaski, Japan.
CHERRY introduces the Keyboard line.
CHERRY GmbH moved into its new facility in Auerbach/Opf.
CHERRY expands European operations again; this time with a sales and distribution center in France.
The CHERRY MX switch is introduced.
CHERRY SRO operation is founded in the Czech Republic.
First ISO-9001 certification awarded at plant in Auerbach, Germany.
CHERRY GmbH in Auerbach, Germany became one of the first European manufacturers to achieve ISO-14001 certification.
CHERRY is awarded the ‘Best Production Plant’ in Europe.
Acquisition by ZF Friedrichshafen.
Cherry GmbH becomes independent again.