Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
73 registered (Amosdoll, Beemer, Adypiano, AndrewJCW, 20 invisible), 853 Guests and 9 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Topic Options
#1987105 - 11/15/12 01:46 PM The end of Pleyel
schwammerl Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/16/06
Posts: 2024
Loc: Belgium
Quote:
Manufacture Pleyel soll verkauft werden
Hubert Martigny, Eigentümer der Traditionsfirma will bis zum Jahresende die Manufacture Pleyel an eine "kleinere Luxusgruppe" verkaufen. Zur Zeit produziert Pleyel in einem kleinen Atelier in St. Denis bei Paris etwa 25 hochpreisige Flügel pro Jahr. 2006 wurde die Fabrik in Südfrankreich geschlossen, dort wurden bis zu 1.000 Instrumente im Jahr gefertigt. Aufgrund des enormen Konkurrenzdrucks aus Asien schrieb die Fabrik allerdings durchweg rote Zahlen und musste dicht gemacht werden.Anscheinend ist die jetzige Lage auch nicht optimal und es sollen einige Optionen geprüft werden. Eine davon könnte sein, dass unter der berühmten Marke Pleyel günstige asiatische Instrumente verkauft werden.


Freely translated.

By the end of this year the Pleyel factory will be sold to an Asian 'Luxury product group'. After the factory in the South of France was closed down in 2006 (1000 piano/year) Pleyel continued manufacturing some 25 high priced grands in St. Denis near Paris. This latter production in St. Denis appeared not to be successful either and the company continued making losses every year. An option is now that a cheap Asian line is manufcatured in Asia.

source: [url=http://pianoinforum.blogspot.de/2012/11/manufacture-pleyel-soll-verkauft-werden.html][/url]

schwammerl.

Top
Hailun / Pearl River Pianos

 

Pearl River World's Best Selling Piano
#1987207 - 11/15/12 06:41 PM Re: The end of Pleyel [Re: schwammerl]
acortot Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/28/07
Posts: 510
Loc: Italy
Not surprised


Edited by acortot (11/15/12 06:42 PM)
_________________________
rhythm must be inborn - Alfred Cortot

An Article on the unusual makeup of original Pleyel hammers, during Chopin's lifetime:

http://acortot.blogspot.it/2012/07/pleyel-hammers-in-chopin-era-i-martelli.html

Max DiMario

Top
#1987211 - 11/15/12 06:48 PM Re: The end of Pleyel [Re: schwammerl]
Rich Galassini Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/28/01
Posts: 9764
Loc: Philadelphia/South Jersey
I am also not surprised, but I am saddened by this news.
_________________________
Rich Galassini
Cunningham Piano Co.
Phila, Pa.
Dir. Line (215) 991-0834
rich@cunninghampiano.com
www.cunninghampiano.com

Top
#1987221 - 11/15/12 07:31 PM Re: The end of Pleyel [Re: schwammerl]
ChopinAddict Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/29/09
Posts: 6360
Loc: Land of the never-ending music
frown
_________________________



Music is my best friend.


Top
#1987303 - 11/16/12 01:56 AM Re: The end of Pleyel [Re: schwammerl]
Supply Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/11/06
Posts: 3919
Loc: Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
I guess the recent Peugeot-designed stylish grand was Pleyel's last hurray and a farewell kick at the can. Too bad. Variety and diversity are a good thing, but then good things only last so long...

Pleyel Art Case Grand
_________________________
Jurgen Goering
Piano Forte Supply
www.pianofortesupply.com

Piattino Caster Cups distributor

Top
#1987314 - 11/16/12 02:45 AM Re: The end of Pleyel [Re: schwammerl]
Lluís Offline
Full Member

Registered: 09/09/09
Posts: 313
Loc: Barcelona,Spain, European Unio...
For me Pleyel died 80 years ago... Actual Pleyel directive didn't knew how to manage good the Pleyel production making high quality furniture with relative-quality instruments very far away from what once Pleyel was.
_________________________
1942 Challen Baby Grand Piano

1855 Pleyel Pianino (Restoring -> www.pleyelrestoration.blogspot.com )

Top
#1987380 - 11/16/12 09:35 AM Re: The end of Pleyel [Re: schwammerl]
Steve Cohen Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 10633
Loc: Maryland/DC/No. VA
Sad, but not unexpected.

Things are likely to get worse, mostly among some marginal mid-range and entry level manufacturers and distributors.

There are simple to many brands chasing too few $$$. Weaker manufactuters and distributors face a huge challenge.

Not all will make it.

[A least that is this consultants view.]
_________________________
Piano Industry Consultant- http://www.linkedin.com/pub/steve-cohen/6/b92/b80

Consultant & Contributing Editor - Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer

Jasons Music
Maryland/DC/No. VA
Since 1937.

www.jasonsmusic.com
My postings, unless stated otherwise, are my personal opinions, not those of my clients.

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World, Rickster 
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
Composer Statuettes
(ad) Teaching Music To Children
Teaching Music to Children
(ad) Yamaha Stage Pianos
Yamaha CP4 & CP40 Stage Pianos
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tours
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Can Anyone Help with Getting Students via my Web Site?
by Publishing Guy
08/02/15 02:39 AM
My visit to the Steinway Piano Gallery to assess pianos
by shirlkirsten
08/02/15 12:16 AM
Famous pianists who were not child prodigies?
by deckard
08/01/15 10:53 PM
Tips for removing leather key bushings?
by machineintel
08/01/15 10:17 PM
Help choosing a digital baby grand
by Or Moyal
08/01/15 10:12 PM
What's Hot!!
New Forum for Selling Your Products or Services
--------------------
Historic Piano Documents
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
80,214 Registered Members
44 Forums
165,925 Topics
2,432,075 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission