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THE PRESENTATION OF THE ORGAN-BUILDING COMPANY ANTON ŠKRABL S. P., INDEPENDENT ENTREPRENEUR

OUR ORGAN-BUILDING WORKSHOP IS SITUATED IN SLOVENIA, IN A PLACE NAMED ROGAŠKA SLATINA, WHICH IS 500 KM FAR FROM MUNICH AND 100 KM FROM GRAZ. I LEARNT THE ORGAN-BUILDING TRADE IN GERMANY, IN THE ORGAN-BUILDING SCHOOL IN LUDWIGSBURG AND MY PRACTICAL TRAINING TOOK PLACE IN THE ORGAN-BUILDING WORKSHOP HUBERT SANDTNER IN DILLINGEN. AFTER HAVING FINISHED MY EDUCATION AND PRACTICAL TRAINING I RETURNED TO MY HOMELAND AS THE FIRST SKILLED ORGAN-BUILDER IN SLOVENIA AFTER THE YEAR 1940. BEING AN ORGAN-BUILDING EXPERT, I PARTICIPATED IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DIOCESAN ORGAN-BUILDING WORKSHOP IN MARIBOR, WHERE I WAS ALSO EMPLOYED. APPROXIMATELY A YEAR LATER I DECIDED TO START AN INDEPENDENT CAREER IN THE FIELD OF ORGAN-BUILDING AND IN 1990 I ESTABLISHED MY OWN WORKSHOP.


TODAY OUR WORKSHOP WITH 58 EMPLOYEES IS ONE OF THE LARGEST IN EUROPE. WE CAN BOAST OF BEING VERY SUCCESSFUL, AS WE ARE WORKING ON OUR ORGAN NO. 233 AT THE TIME. OUR INSTRUMENTS CAN BE HEARD AND SEEN IN MORE THAN 20 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES:

  • 111 ORGANS IN SLOVENIA,
  • 15 ORGANS IN CROATIA,
  • 41 ORGANS IN AUSTRIA,
  • 31 ORGANS IN GERMANY,
  • 3 ORGANS IN RUSSIA,
  • 6 ORGANS IN BELGIUM,
  • 9 ORGANS IN ITALY,
  • 1 ORGAN IN LUXEMBOURG,
  • 6 ORGAN IN THE USA,
  • 1 ORGAN IN PORTUGAL,
  • 2 ORGANS IN THE NETHERLANDS,
  • 1 ORGAN IN POLAND,
  • 12 ORGANS IN GREAT BRITAIN,
  • 1 ORGAN IN FRANCE,
  • 1 ORGAN IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC,
  • 1 ORGAN IN DENMARK,
  • 2 ORGANS IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA,
  • 1 ORGAN IN NIGERIA, OUR PIPES WERE ALSO BUILT INTO THE ORGANS IN SEOUL IN KOREA, AND IN CHINA.


WE PRODUCE NEW CLASSICAL MECHANICAL ORGANS, MECHANICAL ORGANS WITH AN ADDITIONAL ELECTRICAL STOP AND KEY ACTION WITH THE MOST MODERN COMPUTER DEVICES WHICH CAN BE BUILT INTO EVERY MECHANICAL OR PNEUMATICAL ORGAN SYSTEM. WE ALSO RESTORE AND RECONSTRUCT ORGANS OF ALL TYPES OF BUILDS AND CARRY OUT THE MAINTENANCE AND SERVICING OF ORGANS.

THE CONSTRUCTION WORK FOR THE ORGAN CONFIGURATION AND ITS CONSTRUCTION IS CARRIED OUT IN OUR OWN WORKSHOP. FROM 1990 TILL 1992 WE USED TO DRAW OUR PLANS MANUALLY, BUT SINCE 1992 WE HAVE BEEN MAKING ALL THE DRAWINGS BY MEANS OF COMPUTERS AND THE AUTO-CAD AND OTHER PROGRAMMES, ADAPTED FOR ORGAN BUILDING. WHENEVER STARTING A NEW ORGAN-BUILDING PROJECT, OUR STAFFS CARRY OUT A THOROUGH PERSONAL EXAMINATION OF THE PLACE AND TAKE ALL THE NECESSARY MEASUREMENTS. WE PAY A LOT OF ATTENTION TO THE ACOUSTICS OF THE INTERIOR, WHICH IS OF VITAL IMPORTANCE TO THE ORGAN-PLANNING, ESPECIALLY AT DETERMINING THE HALVING SCALES AND ADJUSTING THE SOUND TO THE INTERIOR. DURING THIS EXAMINATION IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT TO DETERMINE HOW THE WIND CHESTS AND PIPES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED, CONSIDERING THE SPACE AVAILABLE FOR THE INSTRUMENT.

TO CREATE AN ORGAN WHICH WILL PERFORM ITS FUNCTION WELL, REGARDLESS OF THE PLACE WHERE IT IS SET UP, AN ORGAN-BUILDER WITH A LOT OF ARTISTIC, MUSICAL, MECHANICAL AND CREATIVE INSPIRATION IS REQUIRED.

WE ARE MOSTLY EXPECTED TO PLAN AND PRODUCE A NEW INSTRUMENT FOR INTERIORS WHICH ALREADY POSSESS A RICH CULTURAL-HISTORICAL IDENTITY, THEREFORE IT IS IMPORTANT TO CONSIDER THEIR ORIGINALITY AND ADJUST THE INSTRUMENT TO THE ARCHITECTURE, TECHNICS, ACOUSTICS AND THE SORT OF MUSIC. THUS, EVEN AT THE BEGINNING OF ORGAN-BUILDING WORKS THE ORIGINALITY, THE BEAUTY, THE CHARACTER AND THE MIGHTINESS OF AN ORGAN DEPEND LARGELY ON THE FACTORS STATED ABOVE AND ARE CLOSELY RELATED TO THE INTERIOR DECORATION AND THE ACOUSTICS OF EACH ROOM. LAST BUT NOT LEAST, EACH INSTRUMENT AND EACH PIPE – AND THERE ARE SOMETIMES A FEW THOUSANDS OF PIPES IN AN ORGAN – IS A UNIQUE SPECIMEN, ACCOMPANYING US FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS. THE PLANS FOR THE ORGAN MUST BE CARRIED OUT WITH UTMOST CARE, AS THE ARCHITECTURE OF EACH CHURCH AND EACH HALL IS SOMEWHAT SPECIAL AND UNUSUAL.

WE DESIGN THE MAJORITY OF FRONT DISPLAYS – THE APPEARANCE OF THE ORGAN – OURSELVES, BUT WE OFTEN COOPERATE WITH ARCHITECTS AS WELL. WITH EACH OF OUR INSTRUMENTS WE WANT TO GIVE THE ROOM A TOUCH OF WARMTH, UNITING THE SOUND AND THE AESTHETIC AND ENABLING THE APPREHENSION OF THE ROOM AND THE EXPERIENCE OF THE SOUND.

OUR SENSORY ORGANS HAVE ALSO EXPERIENCED A CERTAIN CHANGE IN THE COURSE OF THE CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT, THEREFORE WE MUST ALSO TAKE THESE ASPECTS INTO CONSIDERATION NOWADAYS.

AS WE EMPLOY RESTORERS AND HAND CARVERS, ALL RESTORATION WORKS LIKE MARBLING, CONSERVATION, CARVING, GILDING ETC. ARE CARRIED OUT IN OUR WORKSHOP. WHEN PERFORMING THIS KIND OF WORK, WE STRICTLY ADHERE TO TRADITIONAL TECHNOLOGY.

THE MOST MODERN TECHNOLOGY AND THE EXPERT SKILLS OF OUR STAFF ENABLE THE PRODUCTION OF ALL ORGAN PARTS IN OUR WORKSHOP. WE WORK ON AN AREA OF 10.000 M2, 4200 M2 OF WHICH IS PRODUCTION AREA AND 5500 M2 IS AN OPEN AREA.

  • THE PRODUCTION IN THE WORKSHOP IS ORGANIZED IN SEVERAL SECTIONS, NAMELY:
  • THE WOOD WAREHOUSE (APPROX. 500 M2)
  • 2 DRYING CHAMBERS
  • THE WOOD PRODUCTS SECTION (THE CARPENTER WORKSHOP, THE MACHINE WORKSHOP, THE HANDIWORKS WORKSHOP); PRODUCTION OF ALL WOODEN PARTS
  • THE METAL PRODUCTS WORKSHOP; CASTING OF METAL PLATES AND PRODUCTION OF METAL PIPES
  • THE VOICING ROOM: THE VOICING OF PIPES
  • THE ASSEMBLY WORKSHOP: HEIGHT 15,5M, WIDTH 10,5 M, DEPTH 9 M
  • THE RESTORATION WORKSHOP; RESTORATION OF ALL ORGAN PARTS
  • THE CARVING WORKSHOP, PRODUCTION OF ORGAN ORNAMENTS – DECORATIONS, RESTORATION OF ORNAMENTS
  • THE PAINTSHOP
  • THE STOREHOUSE FOR MATERIALS
  • THE EXHIBITION ROOM
  • THE PROJECT PLANNING OFFICE; DRAWING PLANS FOR THE ORGAN
  • OFFICES; THE COMPANY ADMINISTRATION
  • THE DINING ROOM
  • THE WARDROBES


OUR COMPANY IS EQUIPPED WITH MODERN TECHNOLOGY: CAD/CAM SYSTEMS, CNC-MACHINES ETC. IN SPITE OF THE MODERN EQUIPMENT THE PRODUCTION IN OUR WORKSHOP IS CARRIED OUT STRICTLY ACCORDING TO OLD CRAFTSMANSHIP TRADITIONS AND RULES, USING THE BEST MATERIALS.

WE ALSO POSSESS A FOUNDRY WHERE THE PLATES ARE CAST; SINCE 2006 WE HAVE ALSO BEEN USING ONE OF THE LARGEST COMPUTER-LED 32’ TIN-PLANING MACHINE FROM THE TONE F, WHICH ENABLES US THE PRODUCTION OF 32’ PLATES.

THE PURCHASE AND THE PREPARATION OF WOOD IS ONE OF THE MOST SENSITIVE PROCEDURES DURING ORGAN BUILDING. OUR SUPPLIERS OF WOOD CUT THE TREES DURING THE PARTICULAR SEASON OF THE YEAR AND THE DRYING OF WOOD IS CARRIED OUT IN A NATURAL WAY – SOFT WOOD TAKES FROM TWO TO FOUR YEARS, HARD WOOD FROM FOUR TO SEVEN YEARS. WE PERFORM THE FINAL STAGE OF THE DRYING IN OUR OWN DRYING CHAMBER, SEPARATELY FOR EACH PROJECT.

THE ORGAN IS PLANNED BY MEANS OF A COMPUTER; WE USE THE AUTOCAD PROGRAMME TO DRAW THE PLANS. THE PLANS ARE DRAWN ON A SCALE OF 1:1.

APPROXIMATELY ONE THIRD OF OUR PROJECTS HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED WITH AN ADDITIONAL ELECTRICAL REGISTER AND SOUND STOP ACTION AND A SUPPLEMENTARY MIDI-PORT. THIS COMPUTER SUPPORT DISPOSES OF ABOUT 1000 COMBINATIONS AND OTHER CAPACITIES.

WE HAVE 58 EMPLOYEES WHO HAD BEEN TRAINED AS CARPENTERS OR WOODWORKERS; A LOT OF THEM ARE MUSICIANS WHICH IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. MOST OF THEM HAVE ACQUIRED ORGAN-BUILDING SKILLS IN OUR WORKSHOP WHERE TRAINING BY FOREIGN EXPERTS, ORGAN-BUILDERS AND ORGAN-BUILDING TEACHERS FROM VIENNA WAS PROVIDED. SOME OF THEM WERE SENT TO GERMANY TO ACQUIRE TRAINING. ALL EMPLOYEES AT OUR WORKSHOP HAVE HAD FROM 2 TO 19 YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE.

PROFESSIONAL PROJECT MANAGER: ANTON ŠKRABL, MASTER ORGAN-BUILDER (20 YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE IN ORGAN BUILDING)
WORKSHOP MANAGER: ANDREJ PEPERKO, CERTIFIED WOODWORKING ENGINEER (8 YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE)
TECHNOLOGIST: VINKO MURKO, WOODWORKING TECHNICIAN (15 YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE)
PROJECTANT: HAROLD KRIŽANEC, METALWORKING TECHNICIAN (13 YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE)
THE METAL PRODUCTS WORKSHOP MANAGER: ROMAN TRAMŠEK, MACHINE TECHNICIAN – MANUFACTURER OF FLUE PIPES AND REED PIPES (15 YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE)
VOICERS:   
EMIL BUT, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN, MUSICIAN, VOICER
(10 YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE)
IGOR PRAH, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN, ORGAN PLAYER, VOICER
(15 YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE)



THE MAGNIFICENT WORK, WHICH IS CARRIED OUT BY OUR CO-WORKERS WITH PLEASURE, HAS ENABLED US TO APPEAR IN THE MARKETS BEYOND THE SLOVENIAN BORDERS WITH OUR KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND OUR WORKING ZEAL. ACCORDINGLY, WE HAVE ALSO OPENED OUR AGENCIES ABROAD. THUS WE CAN REACT EVEN MORE SPEEDILY TO THE NEEDS AND WISHES OF OUR ESTEEMED CUSTOMERS, USERS OF OUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES.


  • OUR AGENCIES ABROAD ARE:
  • AUSTRIA – ORGELBAU (ORGAN BUILDING) ŠKRABL IN WARTMANNSTETTEN
  • GERMANY – ORGELBAU (ORGAN BUILDING) ŠKRABL GMBH (LTD.), AUGSBURG
  • BELGIUM – ENERDIS SCA, BRÜSSEL
  • GREAT BRITAIN – SKRABL UK, HUDDERSFIELD
  • ITALY – PINCHI&SKRABL (PARTNERSHIP), FOLIGNO


CONSIDERING OUR LARGE CAPACITY, WE ARE ABLE TO ADHERE TO THE APPOINTED TIMES AGREED UPON BY OUR CLIENTS.

ALTHOUGH WE RECEIVE A LOT OF PRAISE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS FOR OUR PROFESSIONAL AND HIGH QUALITY WORK FROM OUR SATISFIED BUSINESS PARTNERS, IT IS THE FEELING WE GET FROM THE ORGAN PLAYERS THAT MATTERS TO US MOST OF ALL; THEY ARE PEOPLE WHO UNITE WITH OUR PRODUCT TOGETHER WITH THEIR MUSIC, THEIR FEELINGS AND THE LOVE.

MY CO-WORKERS AND MYSELF ARE AT YOUR DISPOSAL FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO INVITE YOU TO VISIT US AND LOOK AROUND OUR WORKSHOP, TO SEE OUR FINISHED PRODUCTS AND BE REASSURED OF THE QUALITY OF OUR WORK.



YOURS SINCERELY,

ANTON ŠKRABL


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