At the end of August 2006, in Prague, the European Confederations meeting signified an end to a year of hard work organization and preparation with the CAFIM members confirming their will and support to promote the EEX label and establishing a Consortium EEX. If the project should have any meaning it is to be recognised not only in the European market but also throughout the world.
AMATI - Denak, s. r. o.
One of the most significant manufacturers of brass and woodwind instruments, cases and accessories in Europe and in the world, with its tradition dating back to 1842 (the brand V. F. Červený) and 1946 (the brand Amati). A varied assortment of musical instruments includes all commonly desired models, from flutes, trumpets, clarinets and saxophones to tubas and sousaphones, piston and rotary valve instruments. Some 80 % of the instruments are exported abroad. Apart from that, AMATI - Denak, s. r. o. offers capacities of a variety of technologies and manufacturing, for example turning of components, lathe-spinning etc.
Members of the National Association of German Musical Instruments Manufacturers adopt a pronounced quality-conscious attitude to their work backed by whole centuries of experience. Sterling craftsmanship combined with creativity and flexibility - typical features distinguishing small to medium-sized business - are additional assets for achieving success on today's market. With the aim of promoting their interests along more efficient lines, Germany's musical instrument makers united in 1962 to form a nation-wide association.
Joint collaboration enables enterprises to assist in steering the revolutionary reforms evolving in the fields of economy and technology and to respond to new challenges. This is vital in an environment that tends to grow more and more complex each day necessitating efficient control of a flood of information in order to concentrate on in-plant essentials, namely the development and manufacture of products capable of being marketed successfully.
The united voice of the Association representing the interests of its members at political and official level as well as in society rings out with essentially greater power and resonance, whereas individual assertions mostly go by ignored.
JA Musik GmbH
JA Musik GmbH factory Markneukirchen is located in Germany's "Musikwinkel". Unlike any other area, the saxon region of Vogtland looks back on over a 100 years of tradition in the development and manufacturing of musical instruments. The reputation our instruments have earned is ascribed to the technical innovation and development that is part of the area's tradition and philosophy, the comprehensive range of models offered and to the fact that the criteria and demands of the musicians who own and use these instruments has invariably been met or exceeded. In 1994 a new production facility went into operation. Here in Europe's most modern brasswind instrument plant, time proven methods are combined with advanced manufacturing and finishing technology. The Vogtländische Musikinstrumentenfabrik is truly a high performance centre in the art of musical instrument production. By virtue of a comprehensive apprentice training program, the knowledge and experience of generations of dedicated craftsmen are passed on the artisans of the future. By fullfilling highest artistic demands, our instruments have found their way into renowned orchestras the world over. We place considerable emphasis on communication with artists and musicans. Their knowledge and advice is incorporated in the manufacturing process in order to achieve optimal response and intonation, together with tonal richness in all ranges. Brass and woodwind instruments made by the JA Musik GmbH are preferred and recommended by leading professional musicians worldwide. This is due to their excellent acoustical properties, ease of performance, flawless mechanical quality and impeccable beauty, all results of decades of manufacturing experience, meticulous workmanship, continous research, development and personal dedication to quality by each and every person involved in the design and manufacturing process.
Phone: +49 037422 581-0
Fax: +49 037422 2090
Lastra Company, d.o.o.
is a musical instruments trade company (established in 1992) and recently also manufacturer of bowed string instruments which are, with an exception of ebony parts, 100% made in Slovenia (EU). Besides the distribution of a number of brands the company owes well-known retail store Paganini located near Ljubljana which offers a wide range of musical instruments and specialized repair shops for wind and string instruments.
PETROF, spol. s r. o.
The PETROF company is currently the biggest European producer of acoustic pianos. It is a truly Czech family company that has been operating in Hradec Králové since 1864. The company is headed by Mgr. Zuzana Ceralová Petrofová, a representative of the fifth generation of the Petrof family. A lot has happened since 1864 when Antonín Petrof built his first piano. The main values on which the company has built its reputation, however, remain the same. To this day people appreciate the careful manufacturing of the instruments, which stand out for their rounded romantic tone, excellent surface finish, and timeless construction. The PETROF company is considered the main innovator in this industry, primarily thanks to the work of the experts in the Technology centre, in collaboration with the Research and Development department. In 2007 the company received the European Excellence certificate (EEX) which guarantees the European origin of the materials used and the premium quality of the products. The PETROF company distributes its upright and grand pianos to 65 countries in 5 continents.
Na Brně 1955
500 06 Hradec Králové
+420 495 712 102
GPS: Loc: 50°11"31.75"N,15°51"3.33"E
STRUNAL CZ, a. s.
The largest manufacturer of string instruments in Europe. It continues in the rich tradition of musical instruments manufacture in the region of West Bohemia which has been built by local handicraftsmen and masters already since the half of the 16th century. The assortment of the company includes also violins, violas, violoncellos, contrabasses, fiddlesticks, classical and western guitars, mandolines, banjos, next there are cases, coatings and other musical instrument accessories. Reduced sizes of instruments 7/8 – 1/8 allow children of only 4 years to play. The company STRUNAL CZ, a. s. successfully exports to 52 countries of the world.
Rastislav Žumár was born in Martin, Slovakia in 1983 and grew up in a musical environment in Prague, Czech Republic. After graduating from the traditional lutherie school of the Czech Republic in 2003 he began to build his first instruments in Florence, Italy under the supervision of the famous luthier John Terry. Manufacturing high-quality instruments he quickly established his reputation and earned himself an entry in the "Encyclopedia of violin makers in Italy" by Gualtiero Nicolini published in 2008.
In 2009 he started his own workshop in Prague and continued to successfully build new instruments inspired by the classic designs of Tuscany, Cremonese and Venetian schools. Over the years more than 40 instruments have passed his hands which today are played by artists in the USA, Italy, Japan, Denmark, Spain, Taiwan, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.