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PR | 11.07.2014

Versatile All-rounder Stand from König & Meyer

With the new Equipment Stand 18825 König & Meyer is presenting a versatile all-rounder which especially stands out due to its universal versatility.

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PR | 11.07.2014

Versatile All-rounder Stand from König & Meyer

With the new Equipment Stand 18825 König & Meyer is presenting a versatile all-rounder which especially stands out due to its universal versatility.

Whether it is used for a mixer, monitor, amplifier or keyboards, the stand always provides reliable support and offers many options for diverse purposes. The height of every support tube can be adjusted individually (660 – 910mm), and the width of the stands can be adjusted completely (250 – 840mm) so that even children can use the 18825 as a small keyboard stand.

An adjustable end cap stabilizes the stand also on uneven surfaces.

The 18825 features simple handling not only during use but also during transport: the stand can be quickly folded with the flick of a wrist, and its small package dimensions make it ideal for travel.


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PR | 10.07.2014

Fast microphone switching with König & Meyer

With the Quick-Release Adapter 23910, König & Meyer makes short work of switching microphones on stage and in the studio.

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PR | 10.07.2014

Fast microphone switching with König & Meyer

With the Quick-Release Adapter 23910, König & Meyer makes short work of switching microphones on stage and in the studio.

The two-piece adapter is screwed between the microphone clamp and stand. The microphone clamp along with the mike can be disconnected from the stand in seconds by pressing lightly on the lock.

Time-consuming unscrewing is no longer necessary. Both adapter sections remain on the stand or microphone clamp. It is possible to use several adapters to reposition diverse microphones and stands quickly and flexibly. The adapter can also be used with additional accessories with 3/8“ or 5/8“ threading.

The Quick-Release Adapter 23910 is made of high-quality black anodized aluminum. A thread adapter is included in the delivery for  5/8“ threading.


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PR | 10.07.2014

Guitar Stand »Heli 2« from König & Meyer

The new version of the popular K&M guitar stand »Heli« presents itself in a completely revised and modern design with many innovative features.

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PR | 10.07.2014

Guitar Stand »Heli 2« from König & Meyer


The new version of the popular K&M guitar stand »Heli« presents itself in a completely revised and modern design with many innovative features.

A structure integrated in the rubbering provides padded supports and protects the instrument.

The stand can be folded or set up even faster thanks to a newly developed folding mechanism. In addition the width of the »Heli 2«  is now easier to adjust. Like its predecessor, the stand has a very low dead weight and is very compact and flat when folded.

A practical lock keeps the »Heli 2« in transport position. An additional feature includes the two integrated pick holders.

The guitar stand is available in several colors (black, blue, red, and cork).


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PR | 07.07.2014

One-hand Microphone Stand »Performance«

Two years after the presentation of the high-end microphone stand »Elegance«, König & Meyer is rolling out another one-hand microphone stand: the »Performance« 26250.

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PR | 07.07.2014

One-hand Microphone Stand »Performance«

Two years after the presentation of the high-end microphone stand »Elegance«, König & Meyer is rolling out another one-hand microphone stand: the »Performance« 26250.

Compared to the existing »Elegance« stand, the new one-hand stand features a somewhat simpler handle for one-hand adjustment so it can be offered at a lower price. In addition it was designed with a combination of high-quality round tubes.

Otherwise the »Performance« 26250 is just as good as its big brother technically. The height can be adjusted soundlessly, easily and reliably thanks to a new mechanism inside the stand. Weighing only 3 kg, »Performance« is very light yet stable even when it is tilted far over thanks to its round base. The rubber ring integrated in the outer edge of the base reduces the transmission of footfall noise and prevents damage to flooring even when it is put down roughly.


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PR | 19.12.2013

iPad Air Holders available beginning of February 2014

From January 24 to 27 the NAMM Show in Anaheim / USA will take place. There we´ll present the new iPad Air holders! So the König & Meyer holders are expected to be available beginning of February.

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PR | 19.12.2013

iPad Air Holders available beginning of February 2014

From January 24 to 27 the NAMM Show in Anaheim / USA will take place. There we´ll present the new iPad Air holders! So the König & Meyer holders are expected to be available beginning of February.

Until then as an alternative we can offer the Tablet PC stand holder 19742. Due to its unique tensioning mechanism with a clamping width between 120 and 220 mm this universal holder is suitable for holding securely nearly all standard Tablet PC models. And the holder is also suitable for the iPad Air with a protective sleeve or case.


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PR | 14.11.2012

New Keyboard Stands-Accessories by König & Meyer

König & Meyer is again extending ist accessories range for our keyboard stands.

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PR | 14.11.2012

New Keyboard Stands-Accessories by König & Meyer

König & Meyer is again extending ist accessories range for our keyboard stands.
Firstly the company is introducing the iPad Holder 18816 for the keyboard tables 18810 »Omega«, 18950 and 18953.
Secondly the »Spider Pro« is being supplemented by the Sheet Music Holder 18874 and iPad Holder 18875 and these are in addition to the already available add-on support arms, the laptop rest and microphone boom. The iPad holder and the music holder for the »Spider Pro« models 18860 and 18840 are simple to attach to the central column of the keyboard stand.
The new additional versatility and expandability make the »Omega«, the 18950/53 keybaord tables and »Spider Pro« flexible and customisable workstations.

18816 iPad holder
This iPad holder is for the keyboard tables 18810 »Omega«, 18950 and 18953. The holder is attached either directly or by means of an adapter (18814 or 18954) to the keyboard table (18950 or 18953). The holder can be height adjusted (7 positions) and the distance from the table is also freely adjustable. The iPad (2nd, 3rd or 4th generation) is easy to clip in and out of the holder. Tilt is adjusted with an ergonomic clamping screw. The iPad can of course be turned to either the vertical or horizontal position and slip is prevented.

18875 iPad holder for »Spider Pro«
The exclusive iPad holder for the Spider Pro models 18860 and 18840 is simple and convenient to attach to the column of the keyboard stand. The stable holder can be adjusted to any height using the ergonomic clamping lever. The tilt, distance and direction of the holder are adjusted with 2 clamping screws. The iPad (2nd, 3rd or 4th generation) is simple to clip in or out of the holder. The iPad can of course be turned to either the vertical or horizontal position and slip is prevented.

18874 Sheet music holder for »Spider Pro«
The exclusive sheet music holder for the Spider Pro models 18860 and 18840 is easy and convenient to attach to the column of the keyboard stand. The stable stand can be freely height adjusted by means of the ergonomic clamping lever. The angle of inclination is safely fixed in a stable position with the toothed hinge. The sheet music holder can be positioned at any distance or direction using the clamping screw. As with a standard sheet music stand, it is simply folded for transport.


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PR | 05.06.2012

The Drummer Throne Family Continues to Grow

The professional drummer throne family »Gomezz« from König & Meyer is growing. Two additional innovative drummer thrones were developed for the introductory and mid-class markets.

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PR | 05.06.2012

The Drummer Throne Family Continues to Grow

The professional drummer throne family »Gomezz« from König & Meyer is growing. Two additional innovative drummer thrones were developed for the introductory and mid-class markets. The technology and functionality of the proven »Gomezz« drummer throne were incorporated in the development of the new seats.

The new model »Picco« is not only suited for the beginner but also for the advanced drummer. The Picco’s height is easy to adjust using a push-button system in 15 mm steps. This system is the first of this kind available in the area of drummer thrones. The footprint of the "small one" is especially suited for small spaces with a diameter of 540 mm and still offers ample stability. The comfortable round seat cushion with durable, robust imitation leather and a diameter of 300 mm does an excellent job in long-term usage.

The new »Grande« drummer throne is the perfect all-rounder and stands for comfort and excellent stability. The precision height adjustment mechanism with a ratchet knob and clamping lever was adopted from »Gomezz«. The height can be set precisely using a fine raster in 10 mm steps. The stable, double-braced steel legs with the robust floor protectors offer a good grip. The comfortable round seat with a diameter of 330 mm enables fatigueless playing for hours. The medium footprint of 620 mm offers good stability even in small spaces.

Summary: All in all, the traditional brand, König & Meyer, from Wertheim offers a series of seats that covers the needs of all drummers with the three models »Picco« (Art. Nr. 14020), »Grande« (Art. Nr. 14030) and »Gomezz« (Art. Nr. 14000). All models are made in Germany in proven König & Meyer top quality.



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PR | 22.06.2012

New High-End Microphone Stand from König & Meyer

König & Meyer once again sets a benchmark in the area of microphone stands. The newly developed one-hand microphone stand »Elegance« (Art.-Nr. 26200) offers both unique design and functionality. 

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PR | 22.06.2012

New High-End Microphone Stand from König & Meyer

König & Meyer once again sets a benchmark in the area of microphone stands. The newly developed one-hand microphone stand »Elegance« (Art.-Nr. 26200) offers both unique design and functionality. The stand’s height can be adjusted quickly, easily and silently using a one-hand clutch. A completely new mechanical construction inside the stand has made this possible. The unusual triangular form and modern design of the one-hand clutch create an elegant image. The handle of the one-hand clutch is form-fit to the most common microphone clamps, which is also a novelty.

The integrated knurled screw used to fixate the position of the microphone is integrated in the handle and therefore cannot be lost.  The stand is relatively lightweight, but nonetheless stable due to the newly developed round steel base with a robust cover. The base's circumferential rubber profile reduces undesirable vibration and footfall noise even when the stand is tilted far over to the side. A further advantage: this protects sensitive floors, such as parquet for example.


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PR | 20.04.2011

New König & Meyer website

König & Meyer is online with a new website just in time to kick off the “Musikmesse”! Come visit us at the same URL www.k-m.de and enjoy our modern, completely revised site in the firm’s new corporate design.

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PR | 20.04.2011

New König & Meyer website

König & Meyer is online with a new website just in time to kick off the “Musikmesse”!
Come visit us at the same URL www.k-m.de and enjoy our modern, completely revised site in the firm’s new corporate design.
After six years, our old site has been replaced by a modern well-designed website with an easy to understand and user-friendly navigation for dealers, consumers and the press along with all important information, data and documents.

The "Product area" has a lot of detailed information, a shopping basket and product comparisons. The new site also includes a PDF catalogue for browsing.

The "Newsroom" contains all kinds of information about König & Meyer for consumers, traders and the press. Along with news & press releases, the site hosts a range of videos and pictures from, about or with König & Meyer. Keep up with all the latest news: subscribe to the latest news as RSS feed, email alert or newsletter.
For a good year now König & Meyer have been active in the "Social media" arena, also reflected on our website. The newsroom also houses channel content and users can mark the news and products they like, twitter and share with friends.

König & Meyer’s endorsers have their own space under “Bands & Artists” where each has an individual page. In addition to photos and brief information on the artist, endorser’s twitter and facebook feeds are integrated.

“Support & Downloads” provides information, such as guarantee conditions, and a direct contact forum. The new site increases support and personal contact in general.
“About König & Meyer” provides customers and consumers with all key data about the company, its effect on the environment, quality, career, service, and contract manufacture.
The trader area has been completely revamped and offers our dealers new features in a closed space.

The page can be viewed in German and in English. Additional languages are planned. We hope you all enjoy exploring the site and look forward to getting your feedback. Please use our social media channels or send an email to ej@k-m.de.


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PR | 08.03.2011

3 new iPad-holder

Before the musikmesse and prolight+sound 2011 begins in Frankfurt, we would like to present to you today our first new products. The iPad is becoming firmly established in the music business!

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PR | 08.03.2011

3 new iPad-holder

Before the musikmesse and prolight+sound 2011 begins in Frankfurt, we would like to present to you today our first new products. The iPad is becoming firmly established in the music business! In addition to digitalizing sheet music or lyrics, the iPad offers plenty of options, especially for recording. It features many different apps used by musicians ranging from instruments and tuners for synthesizers and harmonizers to multi-effect processors right up to a complete recording studio.
To make the iPad easier to handle, Ko?nig & Meyer has developed various iPad holders for these special music applications.
Because the iPad stand holder (No. 19710) can be screwed onto any 3/8" thread, it can be attached, for example, to all microphone stands. Using the special feature of the iPad holder (No. 19720), a clamp mounting, to fasten it to the tube, in any size from 7 to 30 mm in diameter.
The third version is the iPad wall holder (No. 19730), which makes it possible to mount and use the device without a stand. The holder can be attached to a wall by means of three mounting holes.
The iPad can be inserted very simply into anyone of the three black holders and switched easily from portrait to landscape position depending on the application in all the versions. Infinitely variable adjustment allowing tilting at any angle enables you to align the iPad stand holder and the iPad holder in any desired position.
All the holders feature the proven Ko?nig & Meyer material quality and workmanship - made in Germany.


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PR | 01.12.2010

A competition from König & Meyer: Stands for your music

Are you a musician? Do you play solo, in a duo or with a band; are you in a choir, church choir or an orchestra?!  Would 500 euro to spend on quality music accessories be useful?

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PR | 01.12.2010

A competition from König & Meyer: Stands for your music

Are you a musician? Do you play solo, in a duo or with a band; are you in a choir, church choir or an orchestra?!  Would 500 euro to spend on quality music accessories be useful? If you like the sound of that and want to enter our competition click on the Facebook link and simply upload a photo of yourself as musician or your band or your fellow musicians. Submit your name and a few words about yourself/yourselves and why you deserve to win or absolutely need to win! The deadline is 31.01.11. After that you and all visitors to our site have four weeks to vote for your favourite candidate. The three participants with the most votes win. There is a gift voucher worth 300 euro for the second place winner and 150 euro for the third place. The gift vouchers can be spent at König & Meyer. The winner of first place will be the happy recipient of 500 euro to spend on music accessories of their choice! Any König & Meyer product may be chosen! The winner will be notified via the Facebook fan page and the company website.
All musicians are welcome to enter. Simply clink on www.facebook.com/KoenigundMeyer


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PR | 08.04.2010

König & Meyer very satisfied with the exhibition results

König & Meyer was likewise very satisfied with the exhibition. This year the company had 5 exhibition stands in 5 different halls at the musikmesse and prolight+sound exhibition.

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PR | 08.04.2010

König & Meyer very satisfied with the exhibition results

This year’s musikmesse / prolight+sound exhibition closed recording a slight reduction in the overall number of exhibitors and visitors. A total of 2,340 companies from 128 countries exhibited their products and services at what is arguably the largest annual rendezvous for the music, sound and lighting sectors. With fifty companies fewer than last year and 110,000 visitors, the exhibition can nonetheless be seen as a through success considering the difficult economic times.

König & Meyer was likewise very satisfied with the exhibition. This year the company had 5 exhibition stands in 5 different halls at the musikmesse and prolight+sound exhibition. "This was our bid to promote the image of our brand and the König & Meyer product", says managing director Gabriela König. The new location at the prolight+sound exhibition in hall 6.1 was particularly well received.

All the major national and international dealers and end users interested in our products visited the König & Meyer exhibition stand for information about our tried-and-tested classics and this year’s new developments, such as the new LED music stand lights, the compact stool, the practical guitar holder for microphone stands and the multimedia and pro audio table stand.

The exhibition stand also celebrated the premiere of videos produced by Wertheimer featuring six highlight products. Other videos for further products are planned. The videos are available for viewing on the product page and on the König & Meyer YouTube channel with a range of other interesting films to watch.

On the exhibition Friday, König & Meyer presented the rock band “THE JERKS” who gave a great performance on the Agora Stage. A particular highlight at the König & Meyer stand on the Saturday of the exhibition was the autograph session given by the band “DONOTS”, whose new CD the “The Long Way Home” had been launched in the shops one day previously. Hundreds of fans and exhibition visitors waited patiently for an autograph or for the opportunity to be photographed with the musicians. Lots of photos of the Agora Stage, the autograph signing session and indeed the whole exhibition can be viewed on König & Meyer‘s Facebook page.

Although recovery from the financial crisis is no doubt going to take some time, the industry is looking with cautious optimism to the future. The relatively stable job market and low inflation are factors which continue to maintain consumer confidence.  According to a GFK survey, the market in Germany is going to stagnate in 2010. The consumer will buy less, prompted by fear of unemployment, but, when purchasing then it is going to be the quality products that are bought. Infuriated by the banks’ morals the consumer will be looking for traditional brands which can be trusted and are true to sustainable values.

There was a general sense of optimism and confidence with fresh ideas in the air at the musikmesse / prolight+sound exhibition in Frankfurt, a mood which over the next few months can only grow. The next rendezvous is on 6th – 9th April 2011 in Frankfurt.


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PR | 07.10.2009

60th Anniversary Celebration

On September 18th and 19th 2009 König & Meyer GmbH & Co. KG celebrated its 60th anniversary with a number of different events.

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PR | 07.10.2009

60th Anniversary Celebration

On September 18th and 19th 2009 König & Meyer GmbH & Co. KG celebrated its 60th anniversary with a number of different events.

400 people from home and abroad were invited to attend our jubilee celebrations in a marquee on the factory grounds on September 18th. During the welcoming speeches at this celebration, the senior partner, Martin König, the CEO, Gabriela König, the CTO Heiko Wolz and the Chief Mayor Stefan Miculicz went into the history of the company, the technical developments and the commercial significance of this music stand and accessory manufacturer. Here Martin König aired some most entertaining anecdotes about the development of the company. The celebration then went on into the early hours of the morning with music and dancing. Many formal and informal conversations took place in the cocktail and cigar lounge. With the warm weather many guests spent their time outside under the open sky.

There must have been around 1,300 visitors at our open day on September 19th, who took advantage of the opportunity to get to know the medium-sized company. Not only numerous citizens of Wertheim, also customers, suppliers and friends of our company were given a live demonstration of the manufacturing stages of – in the meantime – 1,500 end products by our production personnel. There was an entertaining supporting program with a bouncy castle and face-painting for the kids, an original giant table-soccer game and a variety of musical entertainment.

König & Meyer currently employs 250 people, has an export share of 60%, business connections in 80 countries around the world and is market leader in the quality music accessories branch. Our comprehensive product range includes stands for virtually every instrument as well as music stands, microphone stands, drummer’s thrones, 19-inch equipment, speaker and lighting stands; and we also make stands for medical and office equipment. Recently König & Meyer has also supplied holders and stands for multi-media purposes.

Today K&M still produces the classic products from its very beginning, such as the 101 music stand or the 210/2 microphone stand, that are still made in virtually the same way. But many innovations have also established themselves over the years, such as the instrument stands with plastic pegs and screw-on feet, the spider keyboard stands, the 18950 table style keyboard stand or speaker stands with crank, push-button or locking bolt systems.

Various other branches of product have consistently been tried out over the decades, such as the production of glass syringes, ice skates, stands for hairdryer hoods or plastic parts for household equipment. But in the end, music has remained the König & Meyer business sign, and the brand has enjoyed a worldwide reputation for top-quality music accessories. One of the reasons for this is the consistent driving force of our investment policy, with around five million Euros being invested in machines and buildings over the last three years. This year a new 800m2 dispatch hall was put into operation, and our next project will be the installation of an additional tube laser cutting machine.

In the next years and decades König & Meyer will be safeguarding and building even further on its market position through consistent investment in production facilities, innovative product ideas, prompt delivery, the very best quality and extraordinarily good customer service.


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BBC News | 17.08.2017

Germany's 'hidden champions' of the Mittelstand

Driving along the "romantic road" between two towns in Baden-Wuerttemberg in southern Germany it's easy to admire the lush rolling hillsides, vineyards and picturesque villages.

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BBC News | 17.08.2017

Germany's 'hidden champions' of the Mittelstand

Germany's 'hidden champions' of the Mittelstand

Driving along the "romantic road" between two towns in Baden-Wuerttemberg in southern Germany it's easy to admire the lush rolling hillsides, vineyards and picturesque villages.

But peer a bit closer and you catch site of a factory.
Look harder and you discover that this area between the historic towns of Bad Mergentheim and Wertheim is dotted with medium-sized or "Mittelstand" companies.
"You don't expect to find companies here from the heart of German world class industry but they are just in between those valleys in these hills," says Winfried Weber, professor of management at Mannheim University of Applied Sciences.
His passion for the privately owned - often still family run - Mittelstand companies is personal.
His grandfather was a clockmaker who was forced out of business by Japanese competition in the 1950s.
Today he says his mission is to tell the story of these companies' current success.
'Hidden champions'
He travels the world lecturing and hosts business delegations from South Korea and China.
"I tell them don't go to Berlin, come here to this rural province in southern Germany," he tells me as he drives along the gently winding road.
"You find here a very high concentration of world class Mittelstand companies in relation to the population," he says.

About 99% of German companies are small and medium sized. There are about 3.3 million of them.
Strictly speaking, they would have fewer than 500 employees to be classed as Mittelstand, but it's a term that goes much deeper and has come to define a business mindset.
"In Germany a lot of those small and medium sized companies are doing exports from the beginning," Prof Weber says.
"They try to be in the forefront of innovation, and find and define a niche, and then sell on an international level."
And the most successful ones are world market leaders in their niche sectors, which Prof Weber says are "hidden champions".

This is where he believes much of Germany's exporting prowess stems from.
"In Germany we have only 28 of the global 500 biggest companies but we have around 48% of those small world market leaders," Professor Weber says.
We're on our way to meet Gabriella Koenig, managing director of Koenig & Meyer, a "hidden champion".
Her company makes music and microphone stands. If you're a musician you have probably used one of them.
Slim with shortly cropped dark hair, she fizzes with energy and enthusiasm.
In the car park she introduces me to her 81-year-old father and both are keen to tell me the history of the company.
Gabriella's grandfather started the firm with a business partner in the early 1930s in eastern Germany, but after the Second World War, they moved to Wertheim in the west.
Gabriella is the third generation to take charge.

She goes into a vast noisy factory full of green metal-bashing machines.
"We have almost every production process in-house to guarantee the best quality so that we can really control every step," she says above the roar of the machines.
True to the spirit of the Mittelstand, exporting has long been vital to the company.
"Already in the 1950s Koenig & Meyer was visiting the first trade shows in Frankfurt," she says, "and found the first international partners."
Today the company employs 280 people in three factories and has a turnover of 38m euros (£34m; $44m).
About 60% of sales are exports to 80 countries worldwide, with 70% of their turnover in Europe.
Gabriella says customers, "accept that the product can be 15-20% more expensive than a competitive cheaper made item."
But has the weakness of the euro helped?
"I would say yes definitely. The euro helps us, as all other Germany companies who are exporting a lot," she says.
Trade surplus
Germany has been criticised by its trading partners for exporting much more than it imports.
Last year it had a whopping current account surplus of just under $300bn.
Wage restraint in the last fifteen years and labour market and welfare reforms are all credited with making Germany more competitive.
Another criticism levelled at Germany is that it's not investing enough at home.
The International Monetary Fund is urging the government to spend more on public infrastructure projects, which it says would encourage German companies to invest there too, and help re-balance its global trade.
But Prof Weber says that in spite of their exporting success, the Mittelstand does face challenges.
Succession can be an issue. Gabriella doesn't have children but says the company will stay in the family.
Finding enough skilled staff is also a challenge - Koenig & Meyer trains employees on apprenticeship schemes.
However, Gabriella says, "it gets more and more difficult nowadays to find young people who will join the company."
While there is clearly innovation in the Mittelstand, at Koenig & Meyer they come up with 20 to 30 new products every year, they are not Silicon Valley.
Prof Weber says Germany has, "fewer IT start-ups, we have less venture capital."
But he says the outlook is long-term and, "You can say that our capitalism is more patient capitalism". He also believes that others can learn from the Mittelstand.
"I think that the future big company will be a little bit like many Mittelstand companies, with a more down-to-earth approach, with flatter hierarchies and more responsibility, and more flexibility for the workforce."

News at Musical Merchandise Review | 26.01.2014

NAMM Board Welcomes Eight New Members at Annual Meeting

At its Annual Meeting of Members, held January 25 during the 2014 NAMM Show, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Board of Directors welcomes eight new industry pros. The NAMM Board of Directors guides and leads NAMM and NAMM Foundation and offers counsel to the music product industry.
 

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News at Musical Merchandise Review | 26.01.2014

NAMM Board Welcomes Eight New Members at Annual Meeting

NAMM Board Welcomes Eight New Members at Annual Meeting

At its Annual Meeting of Members, held January 25 during the 2014 NAMM Show, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Board of Directors welcomes eight new industry pros. The NAMM Board of Directors guides and leads NAMM and NAMM Foundation and offers counsel to the music product industry.

Chairman Larry Morton expressed his respect and admiration for the new members asserting that their inclusion reflects NAMM’s commitment to uniting members from all areas of the industry. “We are extremely fortunate to welcome a diverse and accomplished group of new Board members, representing both retail and commercial members, from a wide range of music industry segments,” Morton said. “This talented group of Directors also reflects NAMM's desire for inclusiveness of professional men and women from small and large companies, both here in the United States and around the world.  We are very grateful to these newly elected Board members for their willingness to serve the industry by giving so generously of their time and talents to NAMM.”

The following NAMM Members were elected to serve on the incoming 2014 Board:

Blake Augsburger – Harman Professional, Inc.
Pat Averwater – Amro Music Stores, Inc
Peter Dods – Easy Music Center
Todd Held – Held Music
Gabriela Konig – König & Meyer GmbH & Co
Sheryl Laukat – Cannonball Musical Instruments
Liz Reisman – Creative Music & Arts LLC
Tom Sumner – Yamaha Corporation of America

The NAMM Board bids farewell with great appreciation for their service to the outgoing board members including Jake Connolly of Connolly Music Company, Sharon Hennessey of The Music People!, John Riley of Fletcher Music Centers, Inc., Michael Skinner of DANSR Inc., Kenny Stanton of Ken Stanton Music, Inc., Scott Summerhays of Summerhays Music Center, Lori Supinie of Senseney Music Inc., and Thomas Veerkamp of Casa Veerkamp.

News at NAMM Musikmesse Russia | 06.05.2013

Interview with Koenig & Meyer

NAMM Musikmesse Russia: Your brand is one of the most well-known for accesorize and furniture for musical instruments. Can you tell us a liitle about the history of the brand and K&M inspiration?

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News at NAMM Musikmesse Russia | 06.05.2013

Interview with Koenig & Meyer

Interview with Koenig & Meyer

NAMM Musikmesse Russia: Your brand is one of the most well-known for accesorize and furniture for musical instruments. Can you tell us a liitle about the history of the brand and K&M inspiration?

Gabriela Koenig, CEO, Koenig & Meyer: Since our foundation in 1949 by Karl König and Erich Meyer, our company stands for sophisticated equipment for music accessories and stands with excellent quality. Our products are distinguished by innovative design, functionality and durability. As one of the world's leading providers of music stands, microphone and instrument stands, speaker stands, seats and accessories for lighting, sound and studio technology, we constantly are challenged to develop innovative solutions for our customers' needs and wishes.

About 270 employees in Wertheim, Germany work together to fulfill this promise constantly. The company is still 100% family owned.
In accordance with our quality standards, almost all metal and plastic items are manufactured in in-house production. Over 1,500 stands and accessories are produced in our two plants in Germany and sold in 80 countries worldwide. Many of our products have already become classics as well as standards in the music industry. Numerous patents and international trademark rights substantiate König & Meyer's innovative spirit. The proverbial durability of our products also supports environmental considerations.

NAMM Musikmesse Russia: What development tendencies do you see in MI industry in the future? Will the market change and what perspectives do you see?

Gabriela Koenig, CEO, Koenig & Meyer: At present, we are seeing a process of concentration in the retail trade in Germany, but although in a lot of European countries. In Europe the music industry is still affected by the general financial and "Euro" crisis. Especially the southern countries are still suffering and so the business there is rather flat. Other European and overseas countries perform very well on the other hand. Although many small dealers are closing down in Europe, they are being replaced by new, specialised dealers offering a high degree of expertise. The trend from stationary dealers towards Internet dealers will continue to grow. Therefore the transparency and comparability of product and pricing will increase which is beneficial for the consumer.

NAMM Musikmesse Russia: What do you think of the Russia and CIS MI market?

Gabriela Koenig, CEO, Koenig & Meyer: The Russian and the CIS markets are countries where the economy is growing. So business has been increasing for us in the last few years in these countries accordingly, even if we had a decrease in sales in the years 2008 and 2009 during the crisis. In Russia and the CIS countries we experience a growing demand for a better quality and a premium product where we are able to offer the requested solutions. Especially in the Pro Audio and Installation market, but also in the MI market the customer looks more for high quality, durable and reliable products with a good service. Therefore the participation in the Musikmesse / Prolight + Sound Russia is very important for us to meet personally with customers, dealers and end-users and present to them our company and our products.

NAMM Musikmesse Russia: What is the most important thing to know in establishsing good relations with the artisits and being in demand?

Gabriela Koenig, CEO, Koenig & Meyer: We started our endorsement program in March 1998 with some young German bands and artists. In the following years, the focus has increasingly been on promoting young talents.

In addition to serving young talents, the cooperation with musicians is important for us to get input for new product ideas and expanding our brand image further. The artists on the other hand appreciate the support of a reputable manufacturer. A good example of a collaborative product development is the drummer seat "Gomezz," developed together with the drummer of the band "Reamonn"! In addition, our partners support us with ad campaigns or autograph sessions and live performances at the Musikmesse Frankfurt. With these endorsement partnerships our brand and products become more emotional and vivid for the end-user. The communication between manufacturer, artist and consumer is supported by our social media activities like Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

News at Live Music Magazine | 17.08.2011

The iPad holders from König & Meyer

The iPad holders from König & Meyer –  ideal for iPad wielding musicians and sound engineers

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News at Live Music Magazine | 17.08.2011

The iPad holders from König & Meyer

The iPad holders from König & Meyer

The iPad holders from König & Meyer –  ideal for iPad wielding musicians and sound engineers

Due to its versatility the iPad is fast becoming an established tool in the music industry!In this day and age sheet music and lyrics are available in digital format and with the technology of the iPad it is no surprise that it has a recording feature. Musicians can look forward to other applications as well ranging from instruments and tuners for synthesizers and harmonizers to multi-effect processors right up to a complete recording studio.
For easy use, König & Meyer have developed various iPad holders. The iPad stand holder can be screwed onto any 3/8″ thread; it can therefore be attached to all microphone stands.Due to the clamp mounting feature the iPad holder can be fastened to the tube, in any size from 7 to 30 mm in diameter. The third version is the iPad wall holder, which means it can be mounted and used without a stand. The holder can be attached to a wall by means of three mounting holes.
Depending on the application, the iPad can be inserted vertically or horizontally into any one of the three black holders and can be easily adjusted to tilt at any angle. This enables the user to align the iPad stand holder and the iPad holder in any desired position. All the holders feature the proven König & Meyer material quality and workmanship and are made in Germany. These stands are available from Wild and Marr from August 2011.

News at factorysound.com | 01.12.2010

New packaging, same K&M stands (and some explanation)

Slight shock when our latest truckload of K&M stands rolled up yesterday: new packaging for a few of the models. Now, it's not like we're scared of a little change every now and then, more like we're scared of a big change.

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News at factorysound.com | 01.12.2010

New packaging, same K&M stands (and some explanation)

New packaging, same K&M stands (and some explanation)

Slight shock when our latest truckload of K&M stands rolled up yesterday: new packaging for a few of the models. Now, it's not like we're scared of a little change every now and then, more like we're scared of a big change. But on closer inspection, our favourite microphone and speaker stands are still made in Germany. They still come with a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defect, AND we're still keeping heaps in stock to ensure (i) you don't need to wait when you desperately need a stand for the weekend's gig, and (ii) we're buying in bulk to make sure we are able to hand you over the best price possible on genuine K&M stands designed and manufactured in Germany.

And talking about K&M...

Which stand is best suited for stage vocals and studio vocal recording?
That could be easily answered by saying "K&M - for reasons explained above", but even within the Konig & Meyer range, there are quite a few vocal mic stands.

Straight: These boom-less stands are great on stage if you don't play a guitar or other instrument. Also handy in the studio for vocal recording. Round bases mean less chance of tripping over a tripod leg. Our top choice is the 260B, as it's got a very heavy base for stability, and the circular base (pictured) has some nice shock absorbing rubber all the way around to stop those nasty vibrations causing low end rumble on your recording (or stage). A slightly cheaper alternative is the lightweight 260/1B, but spend the extra few $$ if you can on the 260B - it's definitely worth it.

Boom Stands: Three models stand out here. 21070 is the budget model, straight boom (fixed length) and ideal for light duties. 210/6B has a heavier cast base, and so is well suiter to support heavier microphones (ie, studio microphones), or more robust stage use. The 'pro' model is 210/9B, featuring telescopic boom - allows you to fit into a tighter space - and a super strong T-bar swivel tightening mechanism (pictured). 210/9B is a great choice for either studio, or heavy duty live use but it's a bit more expensive than 210/6B.

Overhead boom stand: to get your overhead microphones seriously up and over the drum kit (safely), choose 21021.

And while we're at it,
Lightweight Speaker Stand: Far-and-away our most popular speaker stand is 21435. BUT if you're searching for an aluminium (lightweight) version, have a look at 21436.

Remember that Factory Sound is Australia's largest reseller of genuine K&M stands for stage or studio use. Microphone stands, speaker stands, and plenty of accessories (including the ever-popular 160/2 stage drink holder). We'll always make sure you get looked after with the right model to suit your needs, and the best possible price in Australia.

News at ziogiorgio.com | 12.10.2009

König & Meyer celebrated 60 years stands for music

On September 18th and 19th 2009 König & Meyer GmbH & Co. KG celebrated its 60th anniversary with a number of different events.

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News at ziogiorgio.com | 12.10.2009

König & Meyer celebrated 60 years stands for music

König & Meyer celebrated 60 years stands for music

On September 18th and 19th 2009 König & Meyer GmbH & Co. KG celebrated its 60th anniversary with a number of different events

400 people from home and abroad were invited to attend the jubilee celebrations in a marquee on the factory grounds on September 18th. During the welcoming speeches at this celebration, the senior partner, Martin König, the CEO, Gabriela König, the CTO Heiko Wolz and the Chief Mayor Stefan Miculicz went into the history of the company, the technical developments and the commercial significance of this music stand and accessory manufacturer.

Here Martin König aired some most entertaining anecdotes about the development of the company. The celebration then went on into the early hours of the morning with music and dancing. Many formal and informal conversations took place in the cocktail and cigar lounge. With the warm weather many guests spent their time outside under the open sky.

There must have been around 1,300 visitors at the open day on September 19th, who took advantage of the opportunity to get to know the medium-sized company. Not only numerous citizens of Wertheim, also customers, suppliers and friends of our company were given a live demonstration of the manufacturing stages of – in the meantime – 1,500 end products by the production personnel. There was an entertaining supporting program with a bouncy castle and face-painting for the kids, an original giant table-soccer game and a variety of musical entertainment.

König & Meyer currently employs 250 people, has an export share of 60%, business connections in 80 countries around the world and is market leader in the quality music accessories branch. The comprehensive product range includes stands for virtually every instrument as well as music stands, microphone stands, drummer’s thrones, 19-inch equipment, speaker and lighting stands; and we also make stands for medical and office equipment. Recently König & Meyer has also supplied holders and stands for multi-media purposes.

Today K&M still produces the classic products from its very beginning, such as the 101 music stand or the 210/2 microphone stand, that are still made in virtually the same way. But many innovations have also established themselves over the years, such as the instrument stands with plastic pegs and screw-on feet, the spider keyboard stands, the 18950 table style keyboard stand or speaker stands with crank, push-button or locking bolt systems.

Various other branches of product have consistently been tried out over the decades, such as the production of glass syringes, ice skates, stands for hairdryer hoods or plastic parts for household equipment. But in the end, music has remained the König & Meyer business sign, and the brand has enjoyed a worldwide reputation for top-quality music accessories. One of the reasons for this is the consistent driving force of our investment policy, with around five million Euros being invested in machines and buildings over the last three years. This year a new 800m2 dispatch hall was put into operation, and our next project will be the installation of an additional tube laser cutting machine.

In the next years and decades König & Meyer will be safeguarding and building even further on its market position through consistent investment in production facilities, innovative product ideas, prompt delivery, the very best quality and extraordinarily good customer service.

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