HARMAN roll the clock back 50 years!
HARMAN technology Ltd invest in cassette manufacturing facility
ILFORD PHOTO has not made cassettes for 35mm photographic film in the UK since the early 1960’s. Since the rise of digital imaging the reliable supply of quality film cassettes from external supply sources has been problematic. To overcome this HARMAN has invested over £350K in setting up its own cassette manufacturing facility.
The installation project has been completed ahead of schedule and is now in production making cassettes for the world famous ILFORD range of black and white photographic films, at the factory in Mobberley, Cheshire, England.
ILFORD said: “The “cassettes” made at the factory in the UK will be exactly the same as they have been, that is with the ends crimped fast, so not snap on”
HARMAN Managing Director, Peter Elton says, “This is just another example of our ongoing commitment to traditional monochrome photography. We are now able to manufacture our own cassettes and this gives us, and our customers, improved security for the future of film production”.
It doesn’t seem that ILFORD is slowing down any time soon to their strong commitment to traditional photography. Thank you ILFORD and HARMAN for staying true to film, you prove that Film’s not Dead!