[rollei_list] Re: looks like it is the end for agfa

On 27-May-05, at 9:08 PM, John A. Lind wrote:

> At 05:00 PM 5/27/2005, Ruben wrote:
>
>> Agfa-Gevaert regrets this development for AgfaPhoto GmbH but is  
>> hopeful, that in the interest of preserving the employment and the  
>> business operations of AgfaPhoto group, the current difficulties  
>> can be overcome and that AgfaPhoto GmbH recovers quickly.
>
> It appears that their filing is some form of bankruptcy protection.  
> I'm not steeped in German law, but don't believe it's necessarily  
> "The End" for Agfa. Undoubtedly there was significant wringing of  
> hands, tearing of hair, gnashing of teeth and rending of clothing  
> when Rollei hit the rocks some time ago, and they're still around.  
> So are the Zeiss Stiftung, Schneider-Kreuznach and Leica.
>
> -- John Lind

Yes, indeed. A respected brand name which has been around for years  
has inherent value in its field, regardless of who owns it. Whoever  
buys it up will most likely keep it going.









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