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KHS Musical Instruments Co., Ltd
was founded in Taiwan
Taiwan , also known, especially in the past, as Formosa , is the largest island of the same-named island group of East Asia in the western Pacific Ocean and located off the southeastern coast of mainland China. The island forms over 99% of the current territory of the Republic of China following...
in 1930 as an educational products company, and gained success in the 1950s as a producer of musical instruments. Currently KHS is a full-scale musical instrument manufacturer of a complete line of wind instruments, percussion, fretted instrument, and stand products.
KHS was first founded with the Wan Wu
(萬屋株式會社) name in Taiwan in 1930 as an educational products company and was renamed to KHS in 1945.
KHS stands for Kung Hsue She
(功學社) which means a company helping schools and culture.
KHS started harmonica production in 1956 and started band instrument production a year later in 1957.
By 1980 KHS was a full-scale musical instrument manufacturer and the Jupiter brand was started to market a complete line of wind instruments and percussion.
Jupiter is one of the top ten musical instrument brands in the world.
In 1985 KHS established the Musix company. KHS established Altus Co., Ltd. to manufacture professional flutes in 1990, and acquired Ross Mallet Instruments in 1994.
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