John Packer Instruments...
...the musicians’ choice
John Packer Ltd has had a reputation as a specialist business for nearly 40 years.
Who are we?
Previously we have worked in an advisory capacity with major manufacturers like Trevor James, Schreiber, Boosey & Hawkes and Yamaha. Now we use our technical expertise in the creation of our own range of instruments.
What are we doing?
We only work with manufacturers who 1) can consistently produce a well engineered product and 2) have a desire to work with us as a team to constantly review, innovate and improve each instrument. On some projects we also work with experts like Michael Rath (Rath trombones), Dr Richard Smith (Smith-Watkins) and Paul Riggett (Sterling) who have worldwide reputations. The results of these collaborations are spectacular.
How are we doing it?
Technicians pay careful attention to detail in our factory
We were one of the very first western companies to really engage Chinese manufacturingin music and we are now arguably the largest single purchaser of brass and woodwind instruments from mainland China. We use this strength not to develop just ‘another student brand’, but to create a genuine alternative to more well-known middle level instruments. Some of our recent projects have revolutionised the perception of the Chinese manufacturing capability within the music industry and we have the ability to control all aspects of production - design, materials, and manufacturing methods.
Michael Rath with a technician at our factory