France-based oboe brand Rigoutat Paris has been acquired by Buffet Crampon. The announcement was made by Buffet Crampon CEO Jérôme Perrod and Philippe Rigoutat, CEO and owner of Rigoutat Paris. Buffet Crampon says this is part of its strategy of acquiring historical woodwind instrument brands.
The companies say they share a know-how that is set in tradition and rooted in generations of luthiers who are united by a shared love of the trade.
"It is thrilling to be able to develop the two brands, each with its own personality and acoustic territory, all the while combining their strengths and know-hows to provide musicians with solutions built on a larger and stronger base", says Perrod of the Buffet Crampon group.
[Pictured: Buffet Crampon CEO Jérôme Perrod. Photo by Denis Gliksman.]
Rigoutat adds that Rigoutat Paris is "pleased to find in Buffet Crampon the ideal partner to carry on Rigoutat's history while securing its future." He will be directly responsible for this by leading the new Buffet Crampon - Rigoutat Paris Oboe Department. Rigoutat will especially be in charge of R&D and quality, as well as vital relationships with musicians for both companies.
Buffet Crampon says this acquisition reinforces its wish to increase its presence in the Oboe and English Horn segment, and to gain more recognition in the international market.