Steinway Musical Instruments
|Traded as||NYSE: LVB|
|Headquarters||Waltham, Massachusetts, USA|
|Number of locations||11 manufacturing facilities (2011)|
|Key people||Michael T. Sweeney
Chairman of the Board (since July 2011) and President & CEO (since October 2011)
Dennis M. Hanson
Senior Executive Vice President (since 1995)
|Divisions||New York City, USA
Elkhart, Indiana, USA
|Subsidiaries||Steinway & Sons
The O.S. Kelly Company
Products and Subsidiaries
Through acquisitions and mergers, the company has acquired a large number of musical instrument brand names and manufacturing facilities. It now owns manufacturers of pianos, brasswinds, woodwinds, strings and percussion.
The company sells its products through a worldwide network of dealers to professional, amateur and student musicians, as well as orchestras and educational institutions, under dozens of different brand names. Its most notable products include Steinway & Sons pianos, Bach Stradivarius trumpets, C.G. Conn French horns, Leblanc clarinets, King trombones, Ludwig snare drums and Selmer USA (not Selmer Paris) saxophones and woodwinds.
- May 1995: Selmer Industries acquires Steinway Musical Properties, parent company of Steinway & Sons piano company.
- July 1996: Selmer Industries is renamed Steinway Musical Instruments.
- August 1996: Steinway Musical Instruments IPO.
- January 1997: Acquisition of Emerson, flute manufacturer.
- December 1998: Acquisition of Kluge Klaviaturen, piano key manufacturer.
- March 1999: Acquisition of Steinway Hall in New York City, prominent piano showroom with concert hall.
- November 1999: Acquisition of The O.S. Kelly Company, piano plate manufacturer.
- January 2000: Acquisition of Pianohaus Karl Lang, piano showroom and authorized Steinway piano dealer.
- September 2000: Acquisition of United Musical Instruments, brass instrument manufacturer.
- January 2003: Merger of The Selmer Company and United Musical Instruments into one entity under Conn-Selmer.
- August 2004: Acquisition of G. Leblanc, brass instrument manufacturer.
- May 2008: Acquisition of ArkivMusic, online retailer of recorded classical music.
The company produces instruments under the following brand names:
- C.G. Conn – single and double horns, flugelhorns, cornets, trombones, trumpets, tubas, sousaphones, saxophones
- Holton – cornets, French horns, trombones, trumpets
- King – marching brass, trombones, baritones, cornets, flugelhorns, French horns, mellophones, trumpets, tubas, sousaphones
- Prelude – trumpets, marching brass, piccolos, flutes, clarinets, saxophones (entry-level instruments)
- Vincent Bach – trumpets, cornets, flugelhorns, trombones
- Percussion and drums:
- ArkivMusic – classical music recordings
- Listen Magazine – classical music magazines
- Rousseau woodwind mouthpiece
- Steinway & Sons Label – record label
- Benge – trumpets, piccolo trumpets, and trombones
- Martin - trumpets and trombones
- "NYSE – Conglomerates – Steinway Musical Instruments". AnnualReports.com. IR Solutions. Retrieved January 8, 2012.
- "Pianos". Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc. Retrieved January 8, 2012.
- "Brasswinds". Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc. Retrieved January 8, 2012.
- "Woodwinds". Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc. Retrieved January 8, 2012.
- "Strings". Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc. Retrieved January 8, 2012.
- "Percussion". Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc. Retrieved January 8, 2012.
- "Brands". Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc. Retrieved January 8, 2012.
- "About us". Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc. Retrieved January 8, 2012.
- "Form 10-Q – Quarterly report (Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc.)". Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc. September 28, 1996. p. 12. Retrieved January 8, 2012. "On July 3, 1996, the Company changed its name from Selmer Industries, Inc. to Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc."
- "Steinway & Sons Announces New Record Label". Steinway & Sons. October 12, 2010. Retrieved January 8, 2012.