In 1875 when German Immigrant Hugo Wertheim arrived in Australia, it was to be the start of a new era for Australia and piano manufacturing.
Hugo imported Wertheim pianos from Germany until he opened the Wertheim piano factory at Bendigo Street, Richmond in 1908. This state of the art factory produced high quality Wertheim pianos and many of these pianos take pride of place in many Australian homes and venues. Wertheim was the piano of choice for
many great performing musicians including Dame Nellie Melba.
Manufacturing of the Wertheim Gold Series commenced in the Young Chang piano factories in Tianjin (China) and Seoul (South Korea) and to this day, Wertheim remains proudly Australian owned. Wertheim pianos are manufactured in this factory to our strict Australian quality control standards using the very best materials to maintain the Wertheim European tone and touch. This factory also manufactures pianos for Steinway.