New company takes over Kodak third-party minilab consumables business in Australia

Kodak Australasia Pty. Ltd. has sold its third party minilab consumables business to a new business group - Australian Photo Supplies Pty. Ltd., headed by current APS Operations Manager Robert Dessmann. Dessmann and Kodak aim to ensure that there is a seamless transfer of ownership so Kodak's existing onsite and mass customers will not be inconvenienced, Photo Imaging Council of Australia (PICA) reports.

"I'd like to propose a win-win partnership by continuing to provide a valuable back-of-store service for the photo retailer but also seek and implement new ways to increase store traffic and profitability," Dessman says.

  APS Pty. Ltd. will continue to provide the current product range with plans for expansion of some new products early in 2006. Dessman and his team will send out a catalog just in time for Australia's summer and Christmas sales period.

  APS Pty. Ltd, will move their operations from the current site within the Kodak Coburg complex to a new warehouse and showroom facility at Somerton, 15 minutes from the present Kodak site, and will be open for business Oct. 3.

Posted: Mon - September 26, 2005 at 09:50 AM