The visionary spirit of Koichi Kawai, the founder of Kawai, laid a foundation with many ambitions and is the main reason why the name Kawai has been synonymous with innovation since 1927. Constantly in search of new materials and technologies that improve tone, feel, stability and value, Kawai was the first to set the stage for the greatest variety of innovations in the piano industry. These include, for example, aluminum parts of the action, slow-closing keycaps, especially hardened music stands and of course the revolutionary use of ABS carbon for the action of the keyboard.
The passion for innovation also applies to electronic musical instruments. Kawai produced the first digital piano with all-wood keys - likewise the first keyboard to be a true imitation of a grand piano action, the first integrated CD recorder, and the first digital piano with a real wood soundboard replacing the speakers.