Zimmermann (piano)

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Zimmermann is a German piano maker and brand name.


The company founder worked for the piano company Steinway & Sons in New York City, United States, before starting his own factory in Leipzig, Germany, in 1884.

As business grew, the Zimmermann company expanded to a second factory in 1904. By 1912 over 10,000 pianos were being built a year making it one of the Europe’s largest piano manufacturer. Later, it became a global piano exporter within over 400,000 instruments sold world-wide.

In 1992, C. Bechstein took over the company[1] and incorporated it in its Product Range. Modern Zimmerman pianos are produced in Saxony like all Bechstein Instruments, where the Bechstein company has regrouped its production facilities.


  1. ^ "Special Report: The problem with solid engineering - Germany's export champions". The Economist. 2006-05-20. p. 87.