Cherry's parent company traces its origins back to 1891

From Count Zeppelin to keyboards: A brief history of Cherry

PC accessory vendor Cherry was bought out by ZF in 2008 – and that firm can trace its origins all the way back to 1891. 

Here’s a brief history of Cherry:

1891 – Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin resigns from the German army in order to build airships 

1915 – Von Zeppelin sets up ZF Group to make gears for airships, which later moves into the car market

1953 – Cherry Corporation is founded by Walter Cherry, who begins making switches

1967 – Cherry produces its first keyboard

2006 – ZF makes its ten millionth airbag casing and automatic transmission

2008 – ZF Group acquires Cherry Corporation

2014 – Cherry hits 60-year milestone and ZF approaches 100 years in business

Check out the full interview with Cherry UK MD Michael Groom also on the PCR website.

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