Makin, Johannus, Copeman Hart, and now Rodgers!

As well publicised, the van der Weerd family have now added a fourth brand of digital organ to their business portfolio following their acquisition of Rodgers from Roland. This is indeed exciting news for lovers of the church organ around the world as another famous brand is guaranteed an exciting future. The Rodgers main market is of course the USA and with Rodgers remaining a US company with organs continuing to be built in Oregon, this acquisition promises the future evolution of the American sound in digital organs.

In the UK, Rodgers have a significant number of important installations. Dr Keith Harrington, Managing Director of Church Organ World commented “I am delighted to announce that effective immediately ChurchOrganWorld has become the sole importer of Rodgers Organs in the UK and am thoroughly looking forward to bringing them to a wider audience here”. He added “Rodgers have an exciting range of instruments which will fit in well with our portfolio of organ brands and I am thoroughly looking forward to receiving our first instrument.” Prior to joining Makin Organs in 2004, Dr Harrington spent much of his business life working with American pharmaceutical companies, with over one hundred business trips to the USA in one ten year period. He is very much looking forward to working with a major American corporation again.

Dieter Schuster, International Business Development Manager at Rodgers Instruments Corporation said “It’s a great pleasure to closely communicate with ChurchOrganWorld in our joint efforts to promote, market and sell Rodgers Organs even more successfully to customers in the UK”.

In the UK, ChurchOrganWorld design and sell Copeman Hart and Makin instruments which are market leaders with the true English Organ sound. Johannus provide us with a wide range of available models for the important French, German and Dutch organ schools with some models having a significant American slant to them. Rodgers is different in that they focus 100% on the true American sound which of course is loved by so many. The advantages for the customer in having so many options available under one roof are many, including for example a wider range of styles of instruments and levels of pricing.

As a company we invest far more in customer services such as product support and maintenance than the norm. If looked after, with a good maintenance schedule, our instruments have incredible reliability and longevity, leading to tremendous levels of customer satisfaction.