All the major players of that industry experienced an incredible growth (smaller companies surrendered though) in that period.
Originally Posted by Ikon
But there also was the silver-crisis, which nearly broke Gevaert the neck. (Gevaert proper got paid out of that marriage by means of Bayer-shares and left the photochemical sector for good).
And short after it was decided at Agfa than one cannot run a cameraworks on deficits for many years just to sell film for those cameras. So a complete plant was closed with thousands of people loosing their job.
So, there had been dark clouds even in prosperous times.
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