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.