The company will become part of Oji’s “Communications Paper“ Group Division, which comprises the manufacturer’s inkjet media, thermal papers and film, magnetic recording media and thermal sublimation paper business.
Ilford Imaging Switzerland is specialized in the production and marketing of inkjet photo papers and display films and achieved total sales of CHF 150 million last year. The Oji Paper Group, headquartered in Tokyo, is the leading paper manufacturer in Japan and one of the biggest in the world. The company was founded in 1873 and recorded total sales of US-$ 11 billion last year with a profit of approximately US-$ 750 million.
According to a press release, Ilford Imaging Switzerland will keep all rights related to the Ilford, Ilford Imaging and ilford.com trade marks and will continue to use the brand names Galerie, Printasia and Omnijet.