Sauter Pianofortemanufaktur GmbH & Co KG is a German piano manufacturer in Spaichingen, Baden-Württemberg. The company was founded in 1819 by Johann Grimm, stepfather of Carl Sauter I.

The company was the brainchild of Johann Sauter who combined the technology of the US piano manufacturers and the more traditional values of the Viennese manufacturers to create a piano that was at once unique and popular. The sound principals haven`t changed much since then and still produce a superior-sounding instrument.

The annual production of grand and upright pianos is about 500 units and is one of the few remaining companies using 100% German parts.

There are many piano manufacturers that have long since gone out of business, but their instruments are still in existence. The business is still running and still producing pianos for sale. Most of the pianos are quite pricey, due to the high quality produced after 200+ years of experience in the industry.

According to the Wikipedia