MY FATHER STARTED THE COMPANY IN 2000. HE WAS A PRODUCT DEVELOPER FOR SEVERAL COMPANIES AND WANTED TO START HIS OWN BUSINESS. THIS IS HOW GROBBENHAAR DEVELOPING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS STARTED. I STARTED AS AN EMPLOYEE OF MY FATHER AND AFTER A FEW YEARS I BECAME CO-OWNER. IN THE EARLY YEARS, WE MAINLY FOCUSED ON DEVELOPING AND MANUFACTURING MUSIC MUTES AND SUPPORTING STICKS FOR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. WE ALSO CARRY OUT CONVENTIONAL LATHE AND MILLING WORK, AS WELL AS LIGHT CONSTRUCTION AND WELDING WORK.
IN 2011, MY FATHER RESIGNED FROM THE COMPANY AND I CONTINUED AS A SELF-EMPLOYED PERSON. I STILL MAKE THE CAREFORWINDS PRODUCTS, BUT THE CORE BUSINESS IS METALWORKING
MY ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
- MILLING (CONVENTIONAL AND CNC)
- TURNING (CONVENTIONAL)
- SHEET METAL (CONSTRUCTION WORK)
- MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
- ASSEMBLY WORK
- MACHINE MAINTENANCE
Careforwinds is the brand name for wooden mutes, synthetic mutes and supportive sticks for wind instruments. These product are manufactured by Grobbenhaar Metaalbewerking located in Roermond, The Netherlands.
The particular shape of the mute and the special treatment of the wood have resulted in high-quality product that is highly praised by thousands of musicians. Orchestras from the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia use our mutes.
Product development is a never ending story. Therefore, we will always keep you informed about any innovations through our website.