A Herisau Dairy, or Metrohm’s Milky Way out of Crisis
During my visit at a Herisau dairy, Molkerei Forster, not only did I get to know business owner Markus Forster and get a look at the inside of a milk plant, but I also learned about chemical analysis in dairy production.
The dairy industry has been particularly important in shaping Metrohm’s path. As many of you already know, Metrohm started out in 1943 as a producer of telecommunications and high-frequency technology instruments. The young company struggled to set foot in the business and accumulated debt that at one point exceeded the share capital by multiple times. When Metrohm developed its first electronic pH meter several years later, this paved the way out of the crisis: with dairy and cheese production being widespread in Eastern Switzerland, Metrohm met a local market need with its pH meter and finally made its breakthrough.
Get to know Herisau dairy producer Markus Forster in my video!