|Swiss precision - in demand all around the world
Maurice Schaerer founded a factory for the manufacture of
medical equipment in the Swiss city of Berne in 1892. The
company rapidly gained international renown for the
production of sterilisation equipment, surgical devices and
operating tables. The manufacture of breakfast appliances
(i.e. coffee machines for hospital use) began in 1919.
Within only the next twenty years, the company began
offering an expansive line of coffee machines to customers
(ranging from the operators of small cafés to the operators
of Grand Hotels) in the restaurant sector – a core
competence that M. Schaerer AG continues to offer on a
global scale today.
Many years of experience in metal processing and
high-precision production methods as well as a mastery of
water technology (originating with its development of
sterilisation equipment) are some of the factors that have
enabled M. Schaerer AG to establish its reputation as a
manufacturer of coffee machines of the highest quality.
Always a step ahead in terms of technology, the pioneering
company introduced the first coffee machine with a fully
automatic hydraulic system to the market in 1957. The dosing
mechanism for coffee was automated in 1967 and the first
fully automatic machine with an integrated grinder was
launched just two years later. These revolutionary
developments by Schaerer culminated in an irreversible
triumphal march for the fully automatic coffee machine.
Our next major breakthrough came in 1984: the legendary
Schaerer Matic. In terms of coffee quality, beverage variety
and range of options, this machine set new standards in the
industry. The Schaerer Matic was then continuously refined
through the application of numerous culminating in tis
current richly deserved reputation as the "King" of fully
automatic coffee machines.
The company, with its continous improvement culture, will
continue to develop coffee machine systems to satisfy both
existing and new consumers around the world.
- Headquarters: Moosseedorf (Berne), Switzerland
- M. Schaerer AG, consolidated sales in 2005: CHF 65
- 220 employees
- Principal shareholder: WMF AG, D-Geislingen
- Global presence: two subsidiaries in Germany
and the United States as well as 38 partners in Europe,
the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.
- Quality certification: ISO 9001/2000 (renewed in
Foundation of company;
manufacturing sterilisation equipment
Move to new headquarters near Berne
First traditional coffee machine
First fully automated piston system developed
Launch of first fully automatic coffee machine.
Move to Moosseedorf, todays headquarters and
Founding of Schaerer Germany and USA
Management buy-out by Peter Bigler
Cooperation with WMF AG, Geislingen
Launch of Schaerer Coffee Celebration
Launch of Schaerer Coffee Art and Coffee
1.1.06: WMF AG takes over 100% of Schaerer.
Schaerer remains an independent company and the existing two
brand strategy will be maintained.