B&S’ Gerhard Meinl (left) and Jakob von Wolff
FEB. 26 I B&S I DISTRIBUTION
B&S Starts Direct Distribution
The German-based brass and wind manufacturer B&S has changed its distribution setup in Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Starting at Musikmesse 2010, the company will no longer distribute its B&S, Hans Hoyer, J. Scherzer and Melton/Meinl Weston brands through a third-party wholesaler. Instead, it will distribute directly to retail stores.
B&S Chairman Gerhard Meinl will return in a management capacity to lead the company.
“I am in the seventh generation in this business, and I am proud to celebrate 200 years since the beginning of my family business,” Meinl said. “In times of such significant changes, it is only normal for me to be the front figure of my team. My long-term business partner Jakob von Wolff will continue to shape the day-to-day operations of the company. Together, we will promote our products and work for a happy and satisfied customer base.” MI