August Förster, born July 30th, 1829 worked as a cabinet maker
after several years of apprenticeship, where he started his work on
musical instruments. In Löbau, studied piano building with Mr.
Hieke and Karl August Eule.
He made his
first piano in 1862 where he established the first factory building in
the suburbs of Löbau in today's Jahn street.
The business was taken over by his son Caesar Foerster where in 1900 he founded a branch factory in Georgswalde, Bohemia.