Rémy Thorens, the king of turntables has left us

We are sorry to announce that our long time CEO Rémy A. Thorens has passed away in September by an accident.

Grandson of company’s original founder Hermann Thorens, Rémy Thorens was born in 1927 in St. Croix, Switzerland. He graduated in economics in St. Gallen and Bern and returned to the company afterwards. He worked in several departments and became CEO in 1966. He conducted the company until 1991.


After an internal restructuring in 1962 Rémy Thorens, his father and his brother Jean-Paul, co-founded Thorens-Franz AG. Rémy Thorens was responsible for Hifi-business and during that time some legendary turntables like TD 150, TD 160, Reference and Prestige were developed and manufactured.

We will miss him.