”For many years, Spitzke post-processing systems have been used in central photo labs.” Rainer Bauer, CEO at Imaging Solutions explained. “With this acquisition, Imaging Solutions becomes a full-line supplier of complete solutions, from order entry through delivery, to central photo labs around the world. In addition, both corporate philosophies fit together perfectly. Like Imaging Solutions, Spitzke has a reputation for manufacturing best-in-class products which address individual customer requirements, all with attention to providing the highest reliability and lowest maintenance costs for its central photo lab customers. Customers appreciate as well Spitzke’s excellent after-sales service. We expect not only synergy effects for the marketing of our combined product portfolio, but also for the development of highly productive systems for new photo products being advanced within our PURUS workflow – all in real purePhoto™ quality.“
According to the General Manager and major limited partner of Albin Spitzke KG (GmbH & Co), Wolfgang Spitzke, “The integration of both Imaging Solutions’ and Spitzke’s global sales, service and support teams will expand enormously the sales opportunities of our systems. These are good news for our employees at our location in Hamburg. Also the employees at Imaging Solutions in Regensdorf will profit from this step.” Wolfgang Spitzke will remain on with the new Imaging Solutions’ subsidiary in the role of a consultant.
In future, Albin Spitzke KG will operate under the name “Imaging Postprocessing Solutions GmbH”. Dr. Wilhelm Hegenbart, who brings a wealth of experience with over 25 years of involvement in all aspects of the photofinishing industry, has been appointed Managing Director.