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