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Fujinon Has Joined Fujifilm Europe Group

Merger officially published

On 27 July 2011 the completed merger of Fujinon (Europe) GmbH into FUJIFILM Europe GmbH was published. With this merger Fujifilm made a major step towards the consolidation and integration of core business activities in Europe. Prior to that, in July 2010, FUJIFILM Corporation, Tokyo, had absorbed its wholly-owned direct subsidiary Fujinon Corporation. Following that move, respective changes were initiated in other regions of the world.

Before the merger Fujinon (Europe) GmbH operated mainly in two market segments: Endoscopy Systems and Optical Devices. Within FUJIFILM Europe the Endoscopy Systems unit is integrated into the European Business Domain Medical Systems. It well supplements the existing product portfolio and enables Fujifilm to offer an enhanced product range out of one hand. The Optical Devices business was established as a new European Business Domain within the FUJIFILM Europe organization. Thereby, the Optical Devices business is given an enhanced and widened platform for successfully expanding its activities.

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.


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.