Warwick Music was formed in 1994 with a single piece of music. Since then it has grown into one of the world’s leading music publishing companies specialising in wind and brass music. There are over 1,500 titles in the catalogue covering all genres, styles and abilities, and the company represents composers from across the globe.
As well as publishing music, the company are now the world’s largest producer of trombones, having developed the pBone, a ‘brass instrument’ made entirely of plastic. The Warwick Music team were developing a trumpet using the same material and were looking for support with a specific manufacturing challenge. A trumpet has the added complexity of needing a valve system and Warwick Music required assistance in developing a method of checking tolerances and fit of the complex assembly within the manufacturing environment.
We began working with Warwick Music to develop a specification and suitable tolerances for the valve assembly of the pTrumpet. We also designed and manufactured a set of jigs to allow rapid, repeatable, manual evaluation of finished components to test them for quality purposes.
The work carried out on the valve of the trumpet enabled the product to be improved and it is now launched to market and selling well.
The project led to the creation of a new job in the business and Warwick Music is continuing to grow and gain more and more publicity. The company was recently announced as one of The Telegraph’s most disruptive entrepreneurs of 2014. We are continuing to work with them on further iterations of the pTrumpet and Matt Pope, Director of Warwick Music has spoken at recent networking events at WMG to inspire other entrepreneurs