Thursday, September 16, 2004


Oh dear, Kodak Australia ultimately give in to the digital age. It was on the cards as the old hard way died, so I wonder what our Box Camera expert Mr George Simpson of AUFORN has to say now. Why not pop over to Kodak tomorrow and tell them all about digital cameras and how they don’t work… bla bla, take your hard hat George, the one with the old company logo on “Emulsion, Chemical & Touch Powder Works - Father Son PTY LTD”.


Kodak axes 600 manufacturing jobs
September 16, 2004

"AT least 600 Kodak workers today became victims of the digital age when the company announced it would close its only Australian manufacturing plant because of the decline of film-based photography.

After 40 years, production of paper, film and processing chemicals will cease at the Melbourne factory, in suburban Coburg, by November 26.

The wholesale photo processing lab at the site will also close on October 22.

The company said 600 jobs would be lost, with about 400 people left at the plant to service the local market and customers.

However, unions believe the final number of job losses could be closer to 650, with some administrative and distribution staff likely to be sacked. READ