From our technological innovations, custom product developments and global manufacturing capabilities to our performance record and customer successes, CHERRY is the best pick for your application.
CHERRY’S Accomplishments Through The Years
When it comes to commercial, industrial and rugged applications, CHERRY product performance meets the highest standards for quality, reliability, and durability. With applications such as automotive, medical devices, consumer appliances, security and safety, our customers cannot afford failure.
April 17, 1953 Walter CHERRY establishes CHERRY Electrical Products in the basement of a Highland Park, Illinois restaurant.
In the first year, company sales amounted to $200,000 and the company earned a $15,000 profit.
CHERRY establishes its first European operation in CHERRY Mikroschalter GmbH, West Germany.
CHERRY enters the U. S. Automotive market.
CHERRY GmbH moved into its newly-built premises in Bayreuth.
CHERRY builds a 345,000 Sq. Ft. corporate office and manufacturing facility in Waukegan, Illinois.
CHERRY establishes a joint venture, Hirose CHERRY Precision Company in Kawaski, Japan.
CHERRY expands its European operations to England and opens CHERRY Electrical Products Ltd.
CHERRY introduces the Keyboard line.
CHERRY acquires Micro Components Corporation in Rhode Island and renames the business CHERRY Semiconductor Corporation.
CHERRY becomes a publicly traded company.
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.
CHERRY reaches over $100 million in sales.
Cherasia Ltd. is established in Hong Kong.
CHERRY reaches over $200 million in sales.
Worldwide sales are expanded to Australia with the founding of CHERRY Australia Pty. Ltd in Melbourne.
CHERRY SRO operation is founded in the Czech Republic.
First ISO-9001 certification awarded at plant in Auerbach, Germany.
CHERRY formed TVS CHERRY Private Ltd, a joint venture in India with the TVS Group.
CHERRY reaches over $300 million in sales.
CHERRY GmbH in Auerbach, Germany became one of the first European manufacturers to achieve ISO-14001 certification.
CHERRY Electrical Products division is moved to a new, 153,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.
CHERRY de Mexico is founded in Juarez, Mexico.
CHERRY Semiconductor Corporation is sold and CHERRY Corporation becomes privately held.
Opening of 50,000 Sq. Ft. North American distribution center in El Paso, TX.
CHERRY reaches nearly $400 million in sales.
Over 80% of all passenger cars produced within Europe are equipped with CHERRY switches or sub-assemblies.
CHERRY is awarded the ‘Best Production Plant’ in Europe.
Opening of CHERRY Japan sales office.
Opening of CHERRY Zhuhai, Ltd. In Zhuhai, China.
Acquisition by ZF Friedrichshafen opens new doors to growth.
CHERRY added the EZClean® keyboard to their healthcare and industrial portfolio.
Fully automated keyboard production equipment is added to our Zhuhai factory.
Cherry Americas, LLC is established.