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of Brentford

1964 merger of Gevaert and Agfa, formed two new operating companies: Gevaert-Agfa N.V. in Mortsel (Belgium) and Agfa-Gevaert AG in Leverkusen (Germany).

1971 Agfa-Gevaert developed the first European xerographic copier.

1974 Microfilm reader Agfa-Gevaert Copex LK200 reader-printer.[1]

1980-81 Significant rise in the price of silver put Agfa-Gevaert in a difficult financial position. Bayer provided additional funds and obtained 100% ownership of the Agfa-Gevaert Group.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1974/03/28
  • Agfa Website [1]