Warwick Music Group, which created the world’s first plastic trombone has recently been judged one of the most innovative companies in the Midlands, is expanding its worldwide operations.
The Tamworth-based company, which has also developed a new generation of plastic instruments encouraging more people and children in particular to play music, has expanded into the Australian music instrument market with its first sole official distributor and the appointment of an education consultant in Australia.
Warwick Music Group has recently ranked alongside companies such as Jaguar Land Rover and The Football Association as one of the most 50 innovative businesses in the Midlands.
In addition to pBone, it has developed the world’s first all-plastic trumpet, pTrumpet, and a totally new instrument, pBuzz – a low cost introduction to brass music which has received worldwide acclaim particularly in education.
Steven Greenall, chief executive of Warwick Music Group, said that he and his team were committed to encouraging more people to play music.
“Our expansion into Australia complements our operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Within the space of seven years, we have become a worldwide operation – and have indeed suddenly realised, that ‘the sun never sets on Warwick Music Group’,” he said.
The company has also won several awards for its products including Gold in the Primary Teacher Awards which celebrate products that stimulate a child’s development, and the highly prestigious Horner’s Award for Plastics Innovation and Design, jointly run by The Worshipful Company of Horner’s and The British Plastics Confederation.
The company has been credited with overcoming challenges such as the engineering difficulties of producing brass instruments in plastic to deliver the same exceptional quality of sound. The fully-plastic valve system in pTrumpet also presented challenges that have never previously encountered.