Agfa is one of the largest manufacturers of halide materials, for industrial, medical and entertainment markets, partially being market leader. Also for non-halide imaging material and foils and membranes and inks. All these are primarily at stake with this strike.
Originally Posted by PKM-25
But the larger revenue Agfa makes with digital imaging machinery (X-ray apparatus and ink-jet printing apparatus) and IT technologies.
Agfa, once founded as manufacturer of expendables (fine chemicals, later photographic materials) did made the step over to machinery and software.
In order to gain a constant revenue beyond the point in time markets will be saturated, they will have to make these expendables too by having them declared obsolete and to be substituted by new machines and software.
In spite of all criticism: seen in the context of the competitors Agfa looks quite good economically.
Seemingly just due to their rejection of the consumer market and the establishing of new technologies in the non-consumer markets.
Last edited by AgX; 02-28-2014 at 05:35 PM. Click to view previous post history.