ŠIBA Inc is a Czech company of accessories for music, with a wide list of products, including cases for strings and accessories for theaters and stages. In less than 30 years they become one of the main Czech companies in the field. We interviewed its owner to find out what will we see at Cremona Musica, where they are exhibiting, thanks to the collaboration with Czech Trade.
Can you tell something about the history of the company and its development in the recent years?
ŠIBA Inc. was established in 1989 as a small private workshop. Over the years it has developed into a company with dozens of employees and its own building with an area of 3800m2. Today it is one of the major companies specializing in this field in the Czech Republic. Since the beginning, it hasn´t changed its owner. Thanks to the previous years of active work in the field of music we were able to take advantage of gained experience and to develop a specialized company with a wide production and sales assortment. The company focuses on manufacturing of cases and other equipment for musical instruments, stage, scene, studio and theatre technologies. Our range of products includes cases an equipment for musical instruments, as well as any other situation where transport cases are required. We can offer sewn gig bags, solid wooden or plastic cases, transport flight cases, 19-inch rack equipment, cable Drums, holders, studio furniture and a variety of other products. We also offer a luxurious custom series of solid leather instrument cases. In the area of stage, scene, stand, studio and theatre technologies we specialise in all sorts of mechanical equipment for theatres, concert halls, sporting, and cultural facilities. We can supply stages, platforms, seating and auditorium equipment as well as other accessories according to individual requirements. Our product range is not our limited and we are able to meet the specific needs and wishes of our customers, also in small orders or custom production. To the development in the recent years - we have moved to a new and bigger area with much better and more modern equipment. We are expanding the assortment in some types of sewn bags, accessories to musical instruments and we are also expanding the production of mobile stages. One of the nonnegligible segments is the production of bags and cases for string instruments. Among other things, we have turned to manufacturing accessories for repairing musical instruments.
Which are the most particular features of your cases?
These are a high quality at a very fair and reasonable price and great manufacturing experience gained over the years. Furthermore, these are also constantly returning customers and a sociable surrounding of a family business.
You will be present at Cremona Musica 2018. What are your expectations from the 2018 edition?
We expect to establish new contacts and cooperation, or even to find new ideas and influences that will shift our production further.