This information was posted on a Facebook piano technician group.

I have not found verification from other sources, but the web site looks like a valid one. A press release does not show on Steinway's news page.

If this is true there are definite ramifications for technicians in the US who purchase Renner parts from Renner USA. This would give Steinway the control to restrict selling of "unofficial" Steinway action parts through Renner USA.

Or, possibly, if they were generous about it they could go ahead and allow Renner USA to sell the "official" Steinway parts, but with an added markup.

The article states that Renner will continue to operate as an independent company, and retain all of their other customers.

If anyone has any verification information for this, please post!

Don Mannino, MPA
Kawai America