Kodak Eastman was founded in 1880 by George Eastman, inventor of the hand-held camera and rolled photographic film. Kodak’s market value topped US$31 billion in the mid-1990s, but it filed a US$6.75 billion bankruptcy in January 2012, weighed down by high pension costs and badly lagging in the digital camera technology race. In August 2013, it was cleared to emerge from bankruptcy.

General manager Evandro Matteucci says the new Kodak is no longer a photo company but a technology one. Photo: Dickson Lee

Snappier outlook

Kodak, the one-time film giant and inventor of the digital camera that emerged from bankruptcy protection in September, has been reincarnated as a commercial and digital printing company focused on Asia and China.

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