Woman and child with Dr. Schär products

Quality which enhances quality of life

From pioneers in a niche market to specialists in nutritional solutions.
An insight into Dr. Schär

A Family business in South Tyrol with worldwide connections.

Knowing what's important

What we do especially well: combining special, complex dietary requirements with joie de vivre. Our specialists strive for this every day.

We believe in our family business
Identity — it's what motivates us, makes us stand out and carries us into the future.
Mann mit Kindern in Sonnenuntergang
Our History

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.

  1. 1922
    The 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.

  2. 1950
    Post-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.

  3. 1981
    Re-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.

  4. 1990
    Targetting Europe

    Dr. Schär is market leader in Italy and successfully developing other European markets by expanding its business to Spain, France and Germany.

  5. 2000

    New production plants are built and a dedicated research department in Trieste ensures a long-term capability for innovation.

  6. 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.

  7. 2013
    Medical Nutrition

    The new business field expands the portfolio of the Dr. Schär Group by introducing dietetic food for special medical purposes. 

  8. 2017
    A 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

  9. 2018
    Continuous innovation

    With new brands, we are reaching new target groups and expanding our product range to include products for special medical needs.