Wilhelm Schimmel

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Industry Musical instruments
Founded 1885
Founder Wilhelm Schimmel
Headquarters Braunschweig, Germany
Key people
Hannes Schimmel-Vogel (CEO)
Products Grand pianos and upright pianos
Website schimmel.de

Schimmel is a German piano maker.


The company was founded in 1885 in Leipzig by Wilhelm Schimmel. This company is especially popular for its high quality concert grand pianos.[citation needed] In August 2009, the biggest piano maker in Germany became insolvent and was protected from its creditors in a manner similar to "chapter 11" in the USA. In April 2010, after the firm was financially restructured, it became solvent and healthy again and has been released from its protected state by the German authorities. The company is now fully owned by the Schimmel family.

In May 2010, the company celebrated its 125 anniversary with a special ceremony held in Brunswick Cathedral in its home city of Braunschweig and the announcement of several new models.

In January 2016, the Chinese Pearl River Piano Group took over 90% of the shares of Schimmel.[1]


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