Electronic components from Cherry
Cherry GmbH is a german manufacturer of peripherals for desktop computers based in Auerbach (Germany). For keyboards with mechanical switches, Cherry is one of the market leaders with its "MX technology". With 380 employees under the leadership of Manfred Schöttner in 2015, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of computer input devices with a focus on the markets of office, industry, security, as well as switches for mechanical keyboards, eg. for PC gaming.
Originally, the company was founded in 1953 under the name Cherry Electrical Products in the USA. As a manufacturer of electrical engineering, mainly switches and sensors, the company grew from 1965 mainly as a supplier to the automotive industry and expanded to Asia and Europe in the 1970s. At Cherry GmbH, a management buy-out followed in October 2016. All shares held by ZF Friedrichshafen AG were sold to Cherry's management and the holding company GENUI GmbH from Hamburg as the new principal owner.