AZIZ BOULOS, an avid lover of all things musical decided to start a life in the world of pianos.
He followed his passion and started a business that thrived on dedication to nothing but musical excellence, and became a pioneer in the field.
Soon , Piano Boulos became a leader in the musical industry not only in Egypt where it emerged, but branched out to the world.
Now, his grandsons are leading the way again, and opening their arms to all who appreciate the finer taste of music, not only by providing state of the art instruments, but also by spreading their knowledge and expertise to all who come their way.
1912 TO 1945
Shortly after his family settled in Egypt, Aziz Boulos founded the musical instruments business with his brother Elias in 1912.
Two years later, Aziz Boulos acquired the piano business and began enhancing it. Shortly after, he began importing pianos from world renowned manufacturers such as Steinway and Son’s, Petrof, Bechstein. However, his showpiece was Hofmann, the Austrian brand (some made in Czechoslovakia), for whom he became the sole agent to Egypt.
A few years later, he introduced a model for the local market, produced exclusively for him, called "Model Aziz".
In 1930, the business expanded and opened subsidiaries in Alexandria and three other major cities, to supply the rest of Egypt.
In 1934, with the development of communication technology and radio, he became the sole agent of AEG-Telefunken Germany, Tesla Czechoslovakia and others.
His dedication to excellence and perfection made him the sole musical supplier of the Royal Palace.
Aziz Boulos received the noble title of «Bey» from the ruler of Egypt, King Farouk.
During 1939-1945, the business flourished, especially during the war. This was due to the strategic stocking of products directly prior to the war that positioned him as one of the few traders with a variety of new products, in addition to the used pianos business.
1948 TO 1974
In 1948, along with other distinguished radio traders, Aziz Boulos founded the Egyptian chamber of Radio Traders - a subdivision of the Egyptian chamber of Commerce - and was the first President.
In 1960, as Egypt introduced local TV Broadcasting, he entered this market. However, due to political and social environment at the time, the business witnessed a downturn.
In 1967, in addition to the musical line, and under the same trading umbrella, R. A. BOULOS – the son of Aziz Boulos, the second generation developed a new business, the office equipments and binding systems.
In 1974, Raouf Aziz Boulos introduced Yamaha Piano and musical instruments in Egypt, as the sole agent for 10 years. In the 80's he was the sole agent of Kawai and Zimmerman RDA. In the 90’s, the third generation introduced the Morrison HK pianos.
1976 TO 2015
In 1976, he was proud to create today’s company called B.M.O.E. (Business Machine & Office Equipment Co. www.bmoe-co.com) dedicated to import and distribute a wide range of office products from first class international firms such as GBC, Uchida, and many others.
In 1985, Aside the trading company, the Boulos third generation, went into manufacturing & exports. A sister company, is born, with EGYRING’s first factory www.egyring.com. They imported from Europe the state of the art equipment to produce a wide range of book-binding supplies such as plastic rings, binding covers in many types and colors, offset direct-image paper, ID cards and laminating materials …
In 2007, The Boulos family decided to create an additional manufacturing extension under the name – “RBC for Office industries S.A.E.” – in the industrial zone, 40 KM from Cairo, to satisfy the growing demand on exports and minimize delivery times.
Egypt’s special geographical position between Europe, Africa and the Middle-East, allows a transit time and shipments costs considerably less than elsewhere.
2015+ Even if, until today, the trading of the Piano is operated under the umbrella of BMOE, the plan is to set a separate entity for the Piano division, with the next coming years.
With the beginning of the 21 century, the strong coming back …
Document translation kindly offered by Nadia & Habib Sayour:
From Farouk - King of Egypt - with the grace of Almighty God.
To the Honorable Aziz Boulos Bey, Supplier of the Royal Palaces.
For your sincere efforts expended in your achievements, and your characteristic high quality deeds,
We decided to grant you the honorific title of Bey -second degree-.
We have ordered our Royal Court to bestow our Will on the issuance of this decree.
Written at Abdin Royal Palace in Cairo on our 6th year of reign.
Issued by decree of His Majesty the King,
Head of Royal Court on behalf of His Majesty the King.