Today marks the beginning of a bright new future for us in Personalized Imaging and Document Imaging, as we unveil Kodak Alaris. The new company and its name preserve the heritage and legacy of the Kodak brand, while embodying the greater speed and agility of a nimble company that will meet market needs and changes.
As you know, earlier this spring, Eastman Kodak Company announced it would sell our Personalized Imaging and Document Imaging businesses to the U.K. Kodak Pension Plan. Today, as that sale completes and we introduce our new company, we reflect proudly upon our heritage within Eastman Kodak Company, but even more importantly, look forward to a bright new future as Kodak Alaris.
Kodak Alaris’ Personalized Imaging combines a unique heritage, expertise and market leading positions, and includes four businesses:
- Film Capture, which includes some of the world’s most popular and recognizable award-winning still film for professionals and consumers;
- RSS, a worldwide leader in instant printing with the retail instant photo kiosks offering consumers personalised photo products and the industry-leading APEX dry labs;
- Paper and Output Systems, the broadest portfolio of high quality media, including traditional photographic paper, for a variety of professional print operations and workflow solutions for photo specialty retailers, professional and wholesale labs; and
- EIS, the leading provider of digital souvenir photography services and solutions at theme parks, iconic destinations & resorts
The introduction of Kodak Alaris marks the first step toward becoming a more dynamic company focused on improved innovation, faster time-to-market, stronger customer service, and sustainable, profitable growth. We will continue to deliver the industry leading products and services that you know and trust.
We will also deliver these products and services under the Kodak brand. This means you will still see “KODAK Picture Kiosk, “KODAK PROFESSIONAL Film,” “KODAK PROFESSIONAL ENDURA Media,” and “KODAK Express,” among others.
With our industry heritage, people, products and solutions, I’m confident that together we will deliver on our vision for Kodak Alaris. We will make it easy for you to enrich, share and re-live your moments, your stories, your memories, your life. We will achieve this because:
- Kodak Alaris’ Personalized Imaging is a successful and profitable business – still with the world’s foremost imaging brand and now with a long-term investor providing a strong platform for future growth.
- Kodak Alaris’ Personalized Imaging has a fantastic and synergistic portfolio of market leading products, which span RSS, POS, EI and FC.
- Kodak Alaris’ Personalized Imaging is committed to bringing innovative new solutions to the consumer imaging space that provide the best consumer experience with the pre-eminent photo brand
Thank you for your ongoing support of our brand and our businesses. We look forward to delivering the highest quality products and services to you, both today and into the future.