Showroom, Kuala Lumpur
Showroom, Kuala Lumpur
Showroom, Petaling Jaya
Grand Showroom, Petaling Jaya
the 19th century, Hoe Fook Ling
at the age of 12+, the only son of a Sundry Manager was sent
to Japan to learn the art of piano making by his
In 1920, F L Hoe
decided to emigrate from Ningbo China to Singapore leaving his
wife, his only son and 6 daughters behind.
In Singapore, F L Hoe setup a piano business called
Union Piano Co. and a branch in Malaysia (then known as
Malaya) with a close relative. Not long after he successfully built
his first piano in his workshop under the brand 'Kinner'.
Unfortunately, F L Hoe's father was very ill and at the age of 48
he gave up everything in Singapore and return to China.
By 1850s, Shanghai already had a piano shop, Moutrie, Robinson & Co.. It
was a first British piano company started business in Shanghai with the
sale and maintenance of pianos. The pianos enjoyed great recognition and
eventually assembled pianos around 1870 in Shanghai and were
export throughout Southern Asian countries.
His son, Hoe Ah Choy,
joined Moutrie, Robinson & Co., operating in Shanghai working as a piano apprentice. In 1936,
A C Hoe at the age of 25, was sent to Malaysia (then known as
Malaya) working as a tuner and repairer for Moutrie, Robinson & Co..
Moutrie, Robinson & Co. closed down in the early 1950s, as did other
foreign companies in Shanghai. And, in 1951,
A C Hoe
and his wife setup Wagner Piano Co.
at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (then known as Batu Road) selling pianos
imported from United Kingdom such as
Kemble, J & J Hopkinson, Rogers, Bentley, John Brinsmead, Leswien
assembling from semi-completed form from United Kingdom and later from Germany and
the help of his children. As the
the shop became too small and in
1960, the company moved to a larger premise at Jalan Dang Wangi
(then known as Campbell Road)
and later at Jalan Imbi.
There, he went one
step further producing piano cabinets locally in order to
In 1969, the eldest son
and his siblings were sent on tour of piano factories in the United
Kingdom, Europe, the United States, Korea, Japan and Taiwan to study the
techniques of piano construction. In 1972, Musical
Product Sdn Bhd at Lahat Perak was setup manufacturing pianos under license
of English and German marques.
On the 16 April 1975, Wagner Piano Co.
was renamed to
Piano Sdn Bhd.
Soon after, branch offices were setup in various states and appointed
over 20 dealers across Malaysia.
In 1980s, Wagner Petrof Piano Pte Ltd
(formerly known as Petrof Piano House) was formed in Singapore
as exclusive agent of
SCHOLZE pianos for Southeast Asia and Australasia.
Piano Sdn Bhd
has grown into one of
the most reputable piano retailer and the sole
distributor of some of the world's top instrument
Malaysia and a
for almost all types of grand and upright pianos.
Wagner Piano Sdn Bhd
and lessons for children and adults.