Steinmayer pianos are designed and engineered by the German piano maker Lothar Schell, who has worked for Ibach (Germany) and Young Chang. They are manufactured in Bejing, China. Originally founded in 1949, the company has one of the world's largest piano factories, with a state of the art German plant, helping to further establish their reputation as one of the worlds leading piano makers. In 1998 Steinmayer Pianos were awarded the ISO International Quality Certificate and now export to 68 countries worldwide. The Steinmayer Mark2 Series was introduced in 2000. With their high level technical specifications they represent a new standard in far eastern piano making.