WARWICK-BASED photo finishing company CeWe Color has marked its 50th anniversary with a pounds 250,000 investment into brand new technology for its state of the art processing lab.
Managing director Duncan Midwood said: "The photo finishing industry has moved on incredibly quickly in recent years and many of our competitors have struggled to make the transition from analogue to digital.
Midlands photo finishing company Standard Photographic will next month begin operations in its new high-tech labs - refurbished at a cost of around pounds 1.4 million.
Standard Photographic managing director Thomas Mueller said the UK photo finishing market was one of the most important future growth areas for CeWe Color.
The redundancies at the company's photo finishing
lab in Glasgow are part of a three-year restructuring programme that will see 15,000 staff axed worldwide.
The US group said it would close photo finishing
labs at Northampton, Glasgow, Walsall, Wimbledon and Portishead near Bristol in the next 12 months.
Danny Evatt, co-owner of PhotoTech and Fast Frame in Midland, Texas, has his photo restorations done by a photo finishing
The vendor hopes with its latest product, to expand its distribution into camera and photography stores and retailers that offer photo finishing
. The company also has targeted it to mass merchants, hardware/home centers and office products channels, Kinnick said.