argaretha Infeld played an active
role in the company until 1994
when her son Peter Infeld took over
the sole management of the company. He led it
according to family traditions until his unex-
pected death in April 2009.
p to the present day an innovation has
significantly contributed to the com-
pany’s success: the string with
synthetic core and flat wire winding. This par-
ticular string – the Dominant string – is the
most-played violin string worldwide. Itzhak
Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman had already
adopted this string innovation when they were
unknown violin students. Later both became
soloists of world rank.
urrently, Thomastik-Infeld and its 200
employees produce more than 3,000
various strings for bowed and fretted
instruments in the very heart of Vienna, the
City of Music. 97 % of the produced units are
exported to more than 90 countries all over
the world each year. A strong international
focus and the steady expansion of business
relations remain an essential component of
the successful strategy of Thomastik-Infeld.
The upcoming period of innovation
has been initiated by fundamental
research (2) and new product devel-
New technologies brought new prod-
ucts. On the occasion of the brand
relaunch 2004 the logo (1), packag-
ing and printed materials (2) were
redesigned. In celebration of the
anniversary of Thomastik-Infeld a document was
issued by the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (3).
The photograph shown below (4) documents one of
the numerous appearances on various international
music trade fairs (Frankfurt 2011).