Founded as the world’s first photochemical factory in 1860, ADOX has had an interesting life. But as observed by Ilford, Kodak, and other companies, film is becoming extremely popular again. So much so that ADOX have announced plans to build a huge new factory in Bad Saarow, just outside Berlin, Germany. This is in addition to acquisition of facilities in Switzerland only 18 months ago.
Essentially, a huge growth in demand has meant that production simply can’t keep up. While this is great news for ADOX, it speaks to the film world as a whole. Demand is not only not slowing down, but it’s increasing. Hopefully, this increased production from all manufacturers means that there might be some serious competition again. It could even see the price of film and chemicals start to drop a little.