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PIANO MANUFACTURER INFORMATION: PETROF  
 
 
Petrof : Piano Manufacturers Information
 
1857 - Mr. Anthony Petrof, founder of PETROF firm moved to Vienna, where he took classes about the construction of pianos.
1857 - Mr. Anthony Petrof, founder of PETROF firm moved to Vienna, where he took classes about the construction of pianos.
1864 - Hradec Králové - construction of the first concert piano.
1865 - Mr. Anthony Petrof changed father's workshop to piano works.
1874 - The company moves to a location behind town - direction to Brno.
1881 - Opening of the piano-board own production and construction of mechanics.
1884 - Manufacture of own saw.
1894 - Start to export instruments abroad.
1895 - Opening of branch in Temesvar in Hungary.
1908 - Transformation of the Company into trading corporation. There are as well employed by founder Mr. Anthony Petrof his sons Jack, Anthony and from the year 1914 also the youngest son Vladimír (II. generation)
1915 - Anthony Petrof and his wife - authorized agent of the company died.
1928 - The Company PETROF in conjunction with significant American company STEINWAY - opening of the branch on Wigmore Street in London.
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1932 - The board of management expand administration about III. Petrof¨s generation: Dimitrij, Edward and Eugene
1948 - nationalisation - established the new: state firm in Hradec Králové - Factory for pianos and organs. The mark of its productions - PETROF
1954 - established Research and development department of pianos and grand pianos.
1991 - Petrof´s family came back to factory. - Eng. Jack Petrof (IV. generation) after 40 years of totalitarian regime - start of privatisation.
1994 - Opening of the new modern research centre with own large - volume anechoic sounding chamber, at that time the biggest in the Czech Republic
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1997 - established - Factory for pianos, a.s. in Hradec Králové.
1999 - 135. anniversary of the PETROF Company establishment.
2001 - PETROF, spol. s r.o. - the firm was handed over to V. generation of Petrof's family.
2004 - Zuzana Ceralová Petrofová became a president of the company (5th generation)
 
For more information visit: http://www.petrof.cz
 
PETROF, spol. s r.o. Brnenská 207 500 06 Hradec Králové CESKÁ REPUBLIKA tel.: +420 495 712 111 fax: +420 495 267 158 e-mail: petrof@petrof.com
 
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