Fujinon will join Fujifilm Europe Group

Fujinon will join Fujifilm Europe Group

In March 2010, Fujifilm Corporation announced that it had decided to absorb its wholly-owned direct subsidiary Fujinon Corporation, Saitama, Japan, as of 1 July 2010. With that Fujifilm Corporation became the legal successor of Fujinon Corporation.

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Further to that announcement it has been decided that the reporting lines in Europe will be changed accordingly. As of August 2010 Fujinon (Europe) GmbH will join the Fujifilm Europe group by becoming a subsidiary of Fujifilm Europe GmbH. The change will have no immediate impact on the organizational structure of Fujinon (Europe) GmbH or Fujifilm Europe GmbH.
Fujinon (Europe) GmbH operates mainly in two market segments, namely in endoscopy systems and optical devices business. Combining forces in Europe within one Fujifilm Europe group will enable the company to strengthen and expand its competitive position in the medical systems market and help to meet its business partners’ expectations. With the consolidation, Fujifilm also seeks to accelerate the integration of Fujinon's optical technologies into its imaging, production and organic synthetic technologies to further expand the optical device business.

About Fujifilm Corporation

Fujifilm Corporation is one of the major operating companies of Fujifilm Holdings. Since its founding in 1934, the company has built up a wealth of advanced technologies in the field of photo imaging, and in line with its efforts to become a comprehensive healthcare company, Fujifilm is now applying these technologies to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the Medical and Life Science fields. Fujifilm is also expanding growth in the highly functional materials business, including flat panel display materials, and in the graphic systems and optical devices businesses.

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About Fujinon Corporation

Fujinon has led the market segment of TV camera lenses and other optical devices since its original establishment as Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd. in 1944. The company has addressed broad and diversifying needs of customers through offering products based on its distinctive development and design ability, advanced manufacturing technologies and solid quality management practices.
In October 2006, it became Fujifilm's wholly-owned subsidiary to reinforce partnership in business administration.

About Fujifilm in Europe

Nowadays Fujifilm entities operate in over 50 group companies in Europe and employ more than 5,000 people engaged in R&D, manufacturing, sales, and service support. Throughout Europe they serve a range of industries including medical, chemical, graphic arts, electronic materials, optics, recording media, motion picture, and photographic technologies. Fujifilm Europe GmbH (Duesseldorf, Germany) acts as Strategic Headquarters for the region and supports its group companies in Europe by formulating marketing and corporate strategies.

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