After over a year of negotiations, Geneva Instruments have announced that they have become the new owners of the Czech Republic musical instrument company Amati-Denak.
A delighted Geneva founder Tim Oldroyd told 4BR: "We started buying parts from Amati-Denak around eight years ago and we developed an outstanding link together, which eventually saw them build and finish our Geneva Instruments. We were keen to make the link more permanent and have now done that with the purchase."
Tim added: "Amati has fantastic workers with wonderful skills allied to a great work ethic, determination and passion for the brands they produce. This is a world class company in Kraslice with talent that has been passed down through generations."
Tim revealed that Geneva will now add several new as well as several well respected brand names to its Geneva Group portfolio - including Geneva Instruments, Amati-Denak, VF Cerveny, Oldroyd Cardinal, Blow Monkey Saxophones, Boosey & Hawkes Musical Instruments and Verbier Mouthpieces.
He concluded: "Over the next few months the Geneva Group will be developing new global distributors and retailers to introduce these world-class products to the market place."
Since the first Geneva Instrument was made in 2001, we have looked to raise the bar and set new standards in modern brass musical instruments. The Geneva Instruments design concepts have always been to enable players the sound, response and flexibility to determine their own musical identity for a definitive performance.
The Geneva team have also been pushing the boundaries of brass instrument engineering to produce some of the finest Custom built brass musical instruments. With their experience and skills they are able to design and build an instrument that best suits a given player, taking into account a wide range of individual variables when hand making a Geneva Custom instrument.
With the dedicated Geneva Instruments European workforce, we are proud to be producing some of the finest brass musical instruments available today, which are the choice of many of the world’s leading brass instrument artist and ensembles.
“I am so happy with the Geneva Symphony cornet and delighted to promote what I feel is the best cornet on the market.” Professor David King
“We were hugely impressed with the service offered by Geneva and the on-going commitment to their product, this is second to none.” Malcolm Usher, Fishburn Band
“The amazing lifetime guarantee on all the instruments and the free annual instrument service is a fantastic offer for bands.” NASUWT Band