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KHS America, Inc. has announced plans to acquire Hohner Inc. from Matth. Hohner GmbH in Trossingen, Germany.  Hohner, Inc. is the exclusive North American provider of Hohner branded Harmonicas, Accordians, Melodicas, Guitars and Bluegrass Instruments; SONOR Drums and Orff Instruments, Lanikai and Kohala Ukuleles, H. Jimenez Guitars, Hohner Airboard, as well as Hohner Kids and Greentones children’s instrument brands.  Transfer of ownership will take place today, January 12, 2015.

For over 150 years it has been Hohner's declared mission to bring the joy of music making to people all over the world, to provide them with the best possible instruments so that they can discover their own musical creativity and experience the emotional and communicative power of music.  As legacy brands, Hohner and SONOR have long been recognized as leaders in innovation and quality, and as the gold standards of sound.  With Lanikai and Kohala, Hohner developed two of the most successful ukulele brands in the world.  These accomplishments are the direct result of Hohner’s closeness with their customers and a deep passion for music displayed by every team member.

By integrating these iconic Hohner brands with KHS America brands such as Jupiter Wind Instruments, XO Professional Brass, Mapex Drums, Majestic Concert Percussion, Hercules Stands and Aaltus Professional Flutes, the new KHS America will be positioned to provide a portfolio of musical instrument brands and accessories that is second to none.

“We’re very excited about the opportunities this acquisition creates for KHS and Hohner brands.” said Tabor Stamper, president of KHS America.  “Both the collections of brands and the teams that manage them complement each other in almost every way.  Although it will take time to fully integrate the two companies, we look forward to this process and we’re extremely confident that the combined brand strengths and team talents will result in continued growth and enhanced business value for our retail partners.”

“We, at Hohner, are equally excited about this opportunity for both our companies,” said Clay Edwards, president of Hohner, Inc.  “Together, we can do more for our dealers and consumers, as well as the advocacy and growth of music education, than either of us could have done alone.”

For the time being, retailers should continue doing business with both companies as normal.  However, KHS America will begin working immediately to integrate the teams and business processes with the long-term goal of combined operations in one facility. 

To place orders or to learn more about Hohner, Inc. Products, continue to contact your Hohner Sales Representative or call the Sales Department directly at 1 -800-446-6010.  To place orders for KHS America Products, contact your KHS America Sales representative or call 1-800- 283-4676.

More information: http://www.khsmusic.com, http://us.playhohner.com/



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