Sabian Timeline

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1968: Meductic, New Brunswick, Canada becomes home of a new Zildjian factory. They produce the AZCO series there.
1975: K. Zildjian series starts production in Meductic.
1977: Avedis Zildjian appoints oldest son, Armand, as the new President of the Avedis Zildjian Cymbal Company.
1979: Avedis Zildjian dies.
1981: On December 31, Robert Zildjian, Armand's younger brother, takes over the K. Zildjian facility in Meductic. He rebrands it - Sabian - from letters of his children's names: SAlly, Wilson (BIlly), and ANdy.
1982: 1st availability (except the U.S.A.)
1983: 1st U.S.A. industry appearance at Summer NAMM that year.
1984: Introduced the B8 series.
1985: Acquired the Charles Alden Music Company, Inc of Walpole, Massachusetts, for the purpose of distribution.
1986: Sabian entered into a partnership with Hohner Inc., for the purpose of distributing their products. Sonor's products were to be distributed as well. The new group was known as H.S.S. - Hohner Sonor Sabian. In addition, products by Vic Firth, Calato, Pro-Mark, and Remo were to be included in the distribution agreement.
1988: H.S.S. completed expansion of its warehouse facility in Ashland, Virginia, U.S.A..
1989: Andy Zildjian promoted to the position of Manager of Sales, Promotion, and Artist Relations at the company's USA (East Coast) office/depot in Hanover, Massachusets, U.S.A.. New office facility opens next to the factory.

More to come!