Team In India
Peter Spoeckers own words: I've had a love affair with India most of
my life. Even as a teenager I was more into Ravi Shankar than Elvis
Presley. Since 1972 I've been coming to India so frequently that I've
lost track of how often and every page of my passport is cluttered with
India entry stamps. During the mid-seventies I took several trips to
India to buy gemstones for my jewelry making business. That was my first “real life” introduction to Indian culture and society. I felt highly
privileged that I had this opportunity to know this most ancient and
so very human culture and I felt personally enriched to know that my
purchases were providing work for a few people in a nation with a chronic
labor surplus. Recently I've been spending about half the year in Bombay
for musical instrument development and for overseeing all phases of
production and quality control. Working so closely and extensively with
my partner, Anirudh Bhargava and his family and our employees, subcontractors,
and suppliers has greatly deepened my appreciation for the cultural
strengths, family, and social values of the people of India. These beautiful
people have lodged in my heart and India is as much home to me as any
of the places associated with my ancestry or my passport.
have a large "family" making our modern instruments. In
choosing a musical instrument the important considerations are how it
plays, sounds, looks, and if it's a good value for the money. We have
developed a deep interest in ethnic instruments and are also keenly
interested in global, social, and humanitarian issues. It is very important
to us that our instruments are made in the best working conditions by
highly motivated people who are paid well and derive personal satisfaction
from their work. We have met this criteria and are proud to offer instruments
that are a lasting treasure for you.
Indian culture is strongly based on family bonds, duties, mutual
support and respect. People in India do for each other and they're
incredibly resilient. Due to a progressive economic policy, unrestricted
International trade, and currency exchange, conditions in India
have improved dramatically during the decades I've been coming here.
A constantly growing assortment of products and services are now
being provided by skilled Indians for a world market.
provide a safe, clean and comfortable environment for our employees.
We also provide generously for family medical, other emergencies
and we provide financial help for educating their children. As a
result, our staff have been extremely dedicated and loyal. During
the Tribal Earth start up phases we have occasionally had periods
with no work for most of our people, but they always get their full
pay. We have a true feeling of mutual respect and loyalty and family
like teamwork in our entire organization.