About Jupiter in the UK
Jupiter instruments are distributed in the UK by Korg UK. We look after the sales and support of Jupiter products through a network of dealers across the UK and Eire. Korg UK is part of the worldwide Korg family of companies with a Head Office in Tokyo Japan. Based in Milton Keynes we are also the exclusive UK and Eire distributors of Korg,
Samson & Hartke,
Humes and Berg Mutes,
Vox amplifiers and Mapex drums.
We have recently taken over the distribution of Walden Guitars, another KHS product, Walden Guitars,also we now distribute Kickport Kickport, for Bass Drums. Our portfolio continues to grow and we are always looking for opportunities.
We are members of the Music Industries Association the trade body for suppliers and retailers of musical instruments in the UK. If you want to find a teacher, a course or a rehearsal room you can find more information on their web site. This association in turn supports such organisations as Music
for Youth which provides free access to educational and
performance opportunities for all kinds of groups of young
musicians and audiences through a nationwide series of festivals
With Mapex we support the Emergenza
Festival which promotes musicians and bands and is the
official scouting agency for Columbia Records. If you have
a band and want to get involved you can find more information
on the web site.
We are supporters of the International
Guitar Foundation dedicated to the promotion and education
of the guitar including the Annual Guitar Festival in Bath.
Many of our products have received awards and as a company
we have been awarded "Milton Keynes Employer of the Year"
in the Citizen Business Awards. We also received
a special mention in the category of "Customer Service"
About Jupiter Worldwide
The heritage of JUPITER began in 1930 when KHS International,
its parent corporation, opened as an educational products
company in Taipei, Taiwan. The letters KHS stand for "Kung
Hsue She" meaning "a company helping schools and
culture". This simple definition still represents the
primary goal of the JUPITER brand.
By 1980, KHS had evolved into a full-scale musical instrument
manufacturer and planning began for producing a complete line
of wind instruments and percussion. Today as well as Jupiter,
KHS is the parent company of Mapex drums, Hohner, Sonor drums,
Altus Flutes and Ross mallet instruments.
With modern factories in four countries, JUPITER is one of
only a few major full line brands being produced in their
own factories. With over one million square feet of manufacturing
facilities, and over 3,000 staff, Jupiter is part of one of
the top ten musical instrument manufacturers in the world.
JUPITER maintains constant contact with performing artists,
educators, repair technicians, instrument designers and our
network of dealers to better respond to the requirements of
music education and performance.
2010 see's the 30th Anniversary of Jupiter Brass and Woodwind production.