Kodak sells German labs

Later, the Meissen lab was closed down, and recently the company acquired the Berlin-based Wegert photofinishing lab. Under the terms of the agreement with Kodak, BHG will integrate the company’s photofinishing labs in Stuttgart, Lingen, Bochum, Mühlenbeck/Berlin, Regensburg, Schwabach, Markkleeberg/Leipzig, Waldkirch, Wedemark/Hanover and Wiesbaden with a total of 1,500 employees. Kodak GmbH, Stuttgart, will continue to market the photofinishing services to large customers. BHG has signed license contracts for the marketing of pictures and photofinishing services under

the Kodak brand and the respective quality specifications.

BHG Color & Print GmbH & Co. KG claims to represent 25 percent of the German photofinishing market with a total of 15 production plants. Under the terms of the agreement, Kodak has taken an interest in the company. Further terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.

The transaction is obviously part of Kodak‘s reorganization of its photofinishing business in Europe. Recently, the company closed down a lab in the Netherlands, merged its two labs in Paris, France, into one and closed down two others in France.