London piano merchant Peregrine’s Pianos is organising a trip for up to 20 guests to Schimmel’s factory in Braunschweig, Germany, to enjoy the opportunity ‘to wander around the factory, try the pianos and ask the questions they’ve always wanted to ask’.
Established in 2010 and London’s exclusive Schimmel dealer, Peregrine’s has bucked the economic trend to record nearly two and a half years of ‘highly successful trading’.
The trip to the factory has been arranged for 24 April to include departure from London, Heathrow at 8am, coach transfer to the factory in Braunschweig and return to Heathrow for 9pm.
At the factory guests will be introduced to senior staff at Schimmel Pianos and ‘entertained to a factory lunch’. The visit will include talks from the management team, an extended tour of all parts of the factory and the opportunity to try pianos in the selection room. The trip concludes with a short tour of the old city and a group meal in Braunschweig.
Guests are asked for a nominal charge of £250 per person to include all items listed in the itinerary, and Peregrine’s will discount this against the subsequent purchase of a Schimmel piano.
Schimmel is the largest German piano manufacturer by volume and was founded in Leipzig in 1885. The present modern factory is close to the centre of Braunschweig and is purpose built. It takes the form of numerous work areas dedicated to specific parts of the process: frame and soundboard manufacture, casework, key making, piano stringing, action alignment, silent piano installation, final assembly and finishing.
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