For about 9 months we have poured our emotion, skill, intellect, and sanity into the creation of this new virtual home, our new website. As I write these lines, our team is ready to go live with the fruits of our work and is intensely focusing on getting the last details ready. Our team includes Ms. Lauren Wallace who heads Sales and Marketing for North America; Mary, our project leader from Working Web Solutions; Chris, one of our designers and a gifted programmer; and Shellee who lends us an additional hand for design.
Of course, when you read these lines you will already have the benefit of reviewing our work. First and foremost, I would like to thank this dedicated team sincerely for the many hours, their patience, and above all for their passion.
When we started out to create this website we hoped to present you with more than just words and pictures. We wanted to show you a bit of our factory’s identity. Sauter is both the oldest authentic piano factory in the world and at the same time one of the most modern and advanced. Sauter Factory is owned today by two gentleman: Mr. Otto Hott and Mr. Ulrich Sauter. The latter belongs to the 7th generation of the Sauter family. Mr. Hott joined the company at an important junction and brought expertise in managing and marketing the highest quality products.
The story of our company is tied to the ups and downs of Europe. It is connected to the dedication that our craftsmen have for the works of art that they carefully assemble. It is a story of new ideas and bold steps. It is the story of music and the love thereof. Above all, it is the story of that instrument that was invented 11 generations ago and that amazingly could play quiet (piano) and loud (forte). Allow us to tell you these stories and acquaint you with the piano and the sound that created them.
CEO, Sauter US Distribution