Articles tagged "agfa"
After years of struggle, the writing could finally be on the wall for AgfaPhoto as it files for insolvency. The consumer imaging business announced 4,000 redundancies in 2001 to concentrate efforts on digital imaging. However, three months previously it had decided to abandon production of digital cameras. Agfa-Gevaert sold AgfaPhoto to a group of investors in a management buy out/in in November, 2004, but still provides distribution, order fulfillment, after sales and other services to the company until the end of the year.
Agfa (Agfa-Gevaert NV) has today announced it plans to lay off 4,000 employees (20% of its global work force) to concentrate on digital imaging. This is kind of interesting after they were quoted back in July as saying "No more digital cameras". Agfa-Gevaert Chief Executive Ludo Verhoeven said the company, best known for its photographic films, needed to invest more in new technologies, such as digital imaging. "We can only grow if we are profitable,'' Verhoeven told the VRT television network.
According to an article on 'The Register' dated 20th July, Agfa has told its resellers in Europe, "...not to expect any more digital cameras." The story also says that Agfa has decided to pull out of the low end scanner market due to current market downturn. The company does intend to continue making high-end scanners. This is hardly surprising when you consider the lack of any interesting digital camera products from Agfa in almost two years.
Agfa today released a recall notice on the optional ePhoto AC Adapter for the Agfa ePhoto CL30. "These ePhoto AC-adapters may cause the batteries to overheat, leak acid and possibly explode. Your AGFA ePhoto CL30 digital camera is NOT being recalled, and may continue to be used without concern as long as you do not use the recalled ePhoto AC-adapter WHILE batteries are installed in the camera."
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