Quality which enhances quality of life
A family business in South Tyrol with worldwide connections.
What we do especially well: combining special, complex dietary requirements with joie de vivre. Our specialists strive for this every day.
Nearly a hundred years ago, our story began with a vision: to improve the lives of people with special nutritional needs - to bring more normality and enjoyment into their lives.
- 1922The early days
The medical practitioner Dr. Anton Schär recognizes the need for healthy food and starts distributing, together with the entrepreneur Gottfried Untertrifaller, the first dietary products for children.
- 1950Post-war period
The range now includes nutritional products to help strengthen the health of infants and sick people. Naturally gluten-free products are already part of the range, as precursors of today's Dr. Schär products.
- 1981Re-founding of the company
Ulrich Ladurner, businessman from Merano, invests in the idea. Thanks to his entrepreneurial courage and his vision, Dr. Schär is founded and the first gluten-free products are introduced to the market.
- 1990Targetting Europe
Dr. Schär is market leader in Italy and successfully developing other European markets by expanding its business to Spain, France and Germany.
New production plants are built and a dedicated research department in Trieste ensures a long-term capability for innovation.
- 2010"from South Tyrol into the world“
The advancing industrialisation allows the manufacturing of a wide range of delicious gluten-free products and regional varieties marketed in most countries around the world.
- 2013Medical Nutrition
The new business field expands the portfolio of the Dr. Schär Group by introducing dietetic food for special medical purposes.
- 2017A new home for new ideas
In May 2017, the inauguration of the new Dr. Schär Headquarters takes place.
Thinking shapes the future. Talking creates quality.
― Ulrich Ladurner
- 2018Continuous innovation
With new brands, we are reaching new target groups and expanding our product range to include products for special medical needs.