Buffet Crampon acquires Rigoutat Paris, the renowned French oboe manufacturer

Jérôme Perrod, CEO of Buffet Crampon, joins Philippe Rigoutat in announcing that Rigoutat Paris is now a part of the Buffet Crampon family. Buffet Crampon thus continues to pursue its strategy of acquiring historical woodwind instrument brands.

The values of the two manufactures are built on a shared DNA that will lay the foundations for the new partnership:

  • An exceptional sound, the trademark of both Buffet Crampon and Rigoutat Paris
  • A know-how that is set in tradition, rooted in generations of luthiers who are united by a shared love of the trade
  • A sense of family with an expert contribution by the musicians from the best orchestras in the world
  • An ongoing quest for innovation and close collaboration with the musicians to follow artistic evolutions

A strong international dimension that contributes to the reputation and development of French wind instruments

“It is thrilling to be able to develop the two brands, each with its own personality and acoustic territory, all the while combining their strengths and know-hows to provide musicians with solutions built on a larger and stronger base”, says Jérôme Perrod, CEO of the Buffet Crampon group.

Philipp Rigoutat, CEO and owner of Rigoutat Paris, is “pleased to find in Buffet Crampon the ideal partner to carry on Rigoutat’s history while securing its future.” He will be directly responsible for this by leading the new Buffet Crampon – Rigoutat Paris Oboe Department. He will especially be in charge of R&D and quality, as well as vital relationships with musicians for both companies.
This acquisition reinforces Buffet Crampon’s wish to increase its presence in the Oboe and English Horn segment, and to gain more recognition in the international market.