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.
Our 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.
THE ZF GROUP
ZF is a global technology company and supplies systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility. With its comprehensive technology portfolio, the company offers integrated solutions for established vehicle manufacturers, mobility providers and start-up companies in the fields of transportation and mobility. ZF continually enhances its systems in the areas of digital connectivity and automation in order to allow vehicles to see, think and act.
In 2018, ZF achieved sales of €36.9 billion. The company has a global workforce of 149,000 with approximately 230 locations in 40 countries. ZF invests over six percent of its sales in research and development annually.
Founded in 1915, ZF has evolved from a supplier specializing in aviation technology to a
global technology company. Group shareholders include the Zeppelin Foundation, administered by the City of Friedrichshafen, holding 93.8 percent of shares, and the Dr. Jürgen and Irmgard Ulderup Foundation, Lemförde, with 6.2 percent.