Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/15

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Subject: [Leica] Was Tri-X on the cheap, now ILFORD
From: kitmc at (Kit McChesney | Vuelux)
Date: Wed Sep 15 13:13:18 2004

PMA's newsletter (September 8) says the following (just received it

"Ilford to split UK and Swiss businesses

Ilford Imaging, Knutsford, Cheshire, UK, weighed down by more than ?40
million of debt, asked accountancy firm Grant Thornton to oversee its sale.
The group will likely separate its two businesses: the UK black-and-white
films and photographic paper division, and the Swiss inkjet printing
business. Ilford Imaging USA, Inc., is continuing business as usual,
President Ward Phillips said. 'We are taking every action and precaution to
maintain ongoing operations with our customers. At the same time, behind the
scenes, we will be working withour related companies in the Ilford group to
improve its performance.' Communcations manager Wendy Erickson siad the U.S.
firm is solvent, and plans to go forward with its photokina exhibit, and its
booth in PMA 2005. Ilford USA feels confident of its Swiss supply, and
makets some items from outside sources. Photo paper and related supplies are
probably dependent on the UK parent company [sic] finding a buyer, Erickson

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of GREG
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2004 12:51 PM
To:; Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: RE: [Leica] Tri-X on the cheap

"This sad news comes on the heels of a call earlier in the day from my
daughter, the B&W printer, telling me that her boss told her that Ilford's
ceasing manufacture of it's traditional photography products."

> No. All of the people who said we were acting like Chicken Little may
> have to reevaluate their views. And I was just getting into Delta 400.

Hi Jeffrey,

At best I'd call the original post idle speculation or wishful thinking
based on hearsay - at least third hand.

Perhaps we should wait for Ilford to put out an .....Offical News Release. 



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