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Premier acquires KD Drums, forms new UK operation

Premier acquires KD Drums, forms new UK operation

Premier Percussion has announced its acquisition of KD Drums and the formation of The Premier Drum Company Limited, the company's new research, development and manufacturing hub, based in the UK.

Set up in 2003 and located in the North West, KD Drums has developed a reputation for producing high quality custom built snare drums and drum sets under the management of Keith Keough, who will now take on a head of manufacturing role at Premier.The first of the new British-built products will be launched at NAMM next month and the Premier Drum Company will operate and manufacture from the new factory in Lancashire, with production starting in February.
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"As Premier celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2012, we are excited that this acquisition kickstarts the celebrations and sees Premier return to its natural heritage of manufacturing high quality products in the UK," said Craig Buckley, general manager at Premier. "We will continue to source in Asia but we now have the ability to run UK manufactured product alongside our current offering." "It is also our intention that our new facility will build drums that are 100 per cent British and following the launch of the first of the British Collection at NAMM we will introduce the second new range at Musikmesse in March 2012, which will be an astounding range of snare drums built from indigenous woods using advanced design technology."The Premier Drum Company will manufacture high end snare drums to begin with before moving on to British built drums sets along with orchestral and marching products from 2013.

Tags: premier percussion , drum kits , snare drums , kd drums , uk manufacturing

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