Why is POM the best choice when it is about organs and organparts?
For us organ building is not only a job, but a profession we chose in 1992 and we deeply believe in since then. We work day by day in our workshops in Pécs, to be able to provide quality products and services to our customers.
You – as a professional customer – can contribute to the above by:
A Professional Customer
- … knows that building and renovating a church organ or a concert organ require approximately 1-1.5 years from the time of signing the contract. Until the contract is signed, a client spends usually 3-6 months outlining the plan and finding the right manufacturer. If you wish to have the organ completed in two years’ time and installed in a space that is still empty at the moment, you should find the right manufacturers in due course.
- … outlines a plan in time in order to finance and maintain the organ. The annual cost of maintenance is approximately 0.5 % of the cost of building/renovating the organ. Using the example of a car, people usually start looking for the right car to be purchased only if they have the adequate amount of money needed or they already know who they are going to borrow it from. There is a big difference between building an organ and purchasing a car. The difference lies in the fact that building an organ cannot be financed by bank loans. The only solution is to have the right amount in cash or apply for funding.
- … chooses a team of professionals (organ experts, structural engineers, acousticians, accountants) who are excellent in their own fields and are also able to identify with the customer’s specifications and requests.
- … knows that organ building is craftwork and it is not part of the building industry.
- … tries to share as many ideas, thoughts and concerns as possible with the manufacturers in the course of preliminary discussions in order to take such issues into consideration at an early stage of the manufacturing process. Modifications that are required to be made too late result in either too much extra cost or postponing deadlines, in some cases they are not even possible to accomplish.
- … accepts that it is in fact the available financial resources that determine the possibilities.
- … asks the contractor written notifications about each discussion and phone call, in which all the details discussed in the conversation are put down as well as the next stages of the manufacturing process that have been agreed on. How easy it is when you do not have to figure out who you talked to on phone about the material of the facade pipes and whether that person still works for the company or not.
- … keeps himself to all the agreements set in the contract. He knows that if his specifications and requests are modified as compared to the original agreement, such modifications may result in changes regarding the cost and the deadline of work. If you consider that the company orders the wooden material according to the contract that has been set up and you later wish to make some changes e.g. you want cherry tree wood to be used instead of walnut tree wood, it is not certain that the vendor will buy the materials back. Purchasing new materials will also last 2-4 weeks, which may result in 6-8 weeks of delay in the manufacturing process. It is therefore recommended to consider well what type of organ you need.
- … considers that working on site, that is outside our firm, has its own costs, including the costs of fuel and the hourly wage of our professionals, as well as the costs of all the materials needed to complete the work on site. Fees for on-site work are also applicable when only a site survey is needed in order to make a request for quotation. Washing machine technicians and television mechanics also charge fees for their work on site.