Orgelbau Kuhn

Kuhn Organ Builders at a glance

1864 Company founded in Männedorf by Johann Nepomuk Kuhn (1827-1888)
1888 Following the death of Johann Nepomuk Kuhn management of the company passed to his son Carl Theodor Kuhn (1865-1925)
1906 Founding of second French subsidiary in Nancy, after Bellegarde
1907 Bellegarde Subsidiary merged with Charles Michel-Merklin, Lyon
1925 Shortly before the death of Carl Theodor Kuhn, the company was transformed into the «Orgelbau Th. Kuhn Aktiengesellschaft».
1958 Resumption of new organ exports, with the first organs going overseas
1967 Friedrich Jakob appointed Director
1974 Company's own restoration department established
1979 Start of extensive restoration activities abroad
1988 Export of new organs established as fixed part of Kuhn's service portfolio
1998 Ownership of all entire stock secured by management
2000 Company renamed «Orgelbau Kuhn AG»
(Kuhn Organ Builders Ltd.)
Managerial triumvirate:
Dieter Utz, Chief Executive
Dieter Rüfenacht, New organs
Wolfgang Rehn, Restorations
Articles of Association
Hans-Peter Keller
becomes head of the New Organ Department, from 2013
engineering & design
2012 Transformation workshop building
Gunter Böhme
becomes head of the Sound & Restoration department
Division of the company into the independent entities of “Organ Building” and “Real Estate”
Hans-Peter Keller is assuming overall responsibility as Managing Director of Kuhn Organ Builders Ltd
Dieter Utz is taking over management of Orgelbau Kuhn Immobilien AG

Legal form

Public limited companies registered in the Commercial Register of the Canton of Zurich

Kuhn Organ Builders Ltd
UID: CHE-316.734.552
VAT-ID: CHE-316.734.552 MWST

Orgelbau Kuhn Immobilien AG
UID: CHE-102.407.560
VAT-ID: CHE-102.407.560 MWST

Company-owned real estate

Land: 6767 m2
Workshop and storage space: 3100 m2
Building volume: 14400 m3


Department of design, workshops for organ building, restoration, voicing and pipe manufacturing, metal-working, painting, assembly, demonstration room for small organs, stores and warehousing space.

The people behind our success

All Kuhn Organ Builders employees are qualified specialists and include:
- Master organ builders

Organ builders, mostly with an additional qualification in voicing, design, planning, restoration, organ care
- Pipe-makers
- Cabinet-makers and other skilled crafts
- Graduate in Business management and staff with commercial backgrounds


- Association of Swiss Organbuilders
- International Society of Organbuilders ISO
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