Happy New Year and Happy Birthday, SONOR!


We here at SONOR would like to wish everybody a happy new year 2015!

In 1875, 140 years ago, when Johannes Link opened his little workshop for simple military drums and drumheads - the modest beginnings for the SONOR company, he probably didn't think of the year 2015 and of somebody who would write a "Happy New Year" note to put it online. Well, times have changed in many ways, and we look back at 140 eventful years.

From the beginnings in Weißenfels 1875, to the dangerous times during World War II and all the way to the company's restart in Aue at the close of WW II, it has been an overwhelming travel till today. A travel accompanied and shaped by many people, filled with innovations, success, and sometimes also disappointment.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you, our customer - whether you are a drummer, percussionist, orff teacher, marching band player, or if you are affiliated with our international network of dealers and distributors, or you are a member of our artist family. Without you, this travel would've been much less exciting and successful. You are truly a part of SONOR's history.

May 2015 be an exciting year for all of you! We make sure to keep it exciting for you all year-long with lots of activities and great product news which underline the history and experience of 140 years in drum manufacturing.

On behalf of the international SONOR family:

Karl-Heinz Menzel, Managing Director