As has been clearly explained in the above threads : ILFORD Imaging Switzerland GmbH based in Marly, Switzerland is a completely seperate company from HARMAN technology Limited ( the makers of all branded ILFORD Monochrome film, paper and chemical products ).
HARMAN technology limited was founded 8 years ago in Mobberley, England and is robustly profitable.
Simon ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited :
Thank you, Sir, for confirming what most of us "APUGers" already knew! Now if only one of the rumourmongers at "photorumours.com" would be so kind as to pick up and spread the official word...