Technical superiority with epicurean sensuality since time immemorial.

Coffee expertise means: Unparalleled enjoyment. Always.

From the start, Schaerer has endeavoured to unite superior technology with the quest to indulge the senses. This has been instrumental in making us a leading provider of fully automatic, integrated coffee and milk solutions. Thanks to our broad product range and extensive know-how we are a preferred coffee partner for companies and individuals throughout the world who want to enjoy excellent quality and services to the fullest.

Our organisation is committed to the task of applying our knowledge and experience to generate optimal benefits for our customers. Innovation and leadership continue to be the hallmarks of our activities on the market.

Our two-brand strategy forms the basis of our mission within the WMF Corporation. We will continue in the future to exploit our common potential in downstream processes in the interest of maintaining an optimal cost structure.

  • Headquarters: Zuchwil (Solothurn), Switzerland
  • 450 employees (worldwide; Switzerland: 330)
  • Main shareholder: WMF GmbH, Geislingen, Germany
  • Since 2016, Schaerer as part of the WMF GmbH 
has been owned by Groupe SEB
    Global presence through subsidiaries in Germany, the USA and Belgium and more than 100 partners in Europe, America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific
  • Quality certificate: ISO 9001:2008 (since 1997),
    ISO 14001:2004 (since 2012)



125 years of Schaerer AG

2017 is a special jubilee year. This is because, precisely 125 years ago in 1892, on the threshold of the 20th century, Maurice Schaerer laid the foundation for today's Schaerer AG with a small retail shop. Although the initial focus was on medical devices instead of fully automatic coffee machines at the Barista standard, the technical expertise, knowledge and the engineering skills needed to develop operating tables, sterilisation and disinfection equipment proved to be the cornerstone of today's company many years later.

In 1924, Schaerer followed the contemporary longing for luxury and enjoyment born of the deprivations of the First World War and developed a first coffee machine of his own, the high-volume coffee brewer. This decision was the starting signal for numerous developments, innovations and milestones over decades up to the present day. 

Together with its customers and partners, Schaerer wants to continue to successfully stimulate, shape and leave its mark on the coffee industry in the future.