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.