CHERRY's switches, sensors and controls are synonymous with quality, precision and reliability, and can be found in a broad range of applications and markets such as white goods and appliances, automotive, gaming, vending, drives, switchgear, control engineering and powertools.
With significant engineering resource and extensive production capabilities, a broad range of standard components are available, through to customer-specific, complex mechatronic solutions or electronic control units. The combination of advanced manufacturing processes geared to the highest quality standards with a management system certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 and 14001:2005 and ISO/TS 16949:2002 has already won a number of distinguished business awards.
ZF acquired Cherry in 2008. The former Cherry products continue to thrive under the umbrella of ZF Friedrichshafen AG and in 2015 produced more than 250 million microswitches alone. The product range has been systematically expanding beyond microswitches and now includes sensors, electronic controls, and touch controls based on infra-red technology.
ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. The company, which acquired TRW Automotive on May 15, 2015 and integrated it into the organizational structure as the Active & Passive Safety Technology Division, is represented at about 230 locations in some 40 countries. The combined company has a global workforce of around 138,300 and reported sales of €29.2 billion in 2015. ZF annually invests approximately five percent of its sales in Research & Development (€1.4 billion in 2015) ensuring continued success through the design and engineering of innovative technologies. ZF is one of the largest automotive suppliers worldwide.