Success demands courage – and passion; qualities demonstrated by Wilhelm Schimmel, founder of Schimmel, in 1885. From the beginning, Schimmel pianos were impressive for their advanced technique, excellent tone and contemporary style. Schimmel’s slogan “Quality will prevail” was proved right by his success. In 1927, his son Wilhelm Arno Schimmel took over the management of the company and relocated the site to Braunschweig, where Schimmel pianos are still made today. By the end of the 1950s, Schimmel pianos were the most frequently purchased pianos produced in Germany, and were also sold worldwide.