Rancho Dominguez, CA • November, 2014 –Kawai, one of world’s largest and most successful makers of acoustic and digital pianos, has received two prestigious “Excellence Awards” from Music Inc. – one of the top trade magazines in the music products industry. Announced annually, the Excellence Awards recognize the top industry products, suppliers and retailers as identified by a survey of industry people across North America. Based on music dealer responses, Music Inc. named Kawai America Corporation one of ten recipients of the 2014 Supplier Excellence Award and chose the Kawai CN Series Digital Pianos as one of 20 industry products to receive the 2014 Product Excellence Award.
“It’s humbling to be chosen one of the top ten suppliers in this industry,” said Brian Chung, Kawai senior vice president. “We strive every day to be people who treat our dealers and retail customers the way we would want to be treated. When you combine that high level of customer service with great products, it creates a winning combination that customers recognize and appreciate.”
While Kawai digital pianos have won many awards over the years, the 2014 Product Excellence Award is the first for Kawai’s CN Series Digital Pianos. “I’m thrilled that the CN Series is finally receiving well-deserved recognition as a leader in its class,” said Tom Love, Kawai’s senior director for electronics. “Our CN models are extremely popular, not only with home pianists and hobbyists, but also with churches and schools. They represent the perfect blend of high performance and outstanding value.”
Kawai is no stranger to awards from Music Inc. having won six previous Supplier and Product Excellence Awards over the past decade. “We’re grateful to Music Inc. for creating a way for our instruments and our company to receive special recognition for quality and innovation,” said Chung. “With the addition of these two Excellence Awards, I’m pleased to say that Kawai has now won a total of 37 major international awards over the past 16 years—and every one of them means the world to us.”