Mr. Tsutsumi, President of Cosmo Digital Imaging, the company acquiring
the Mamiya Camera & Optical Division, stated "We will
concentrate our efforts on expanding development of the Mamiya ZD
Digital Camera, the Mamiya Digital Back, and the continuation of the
current series of Mamiya cameras and lenses."
All trademarks, patents, plant facilities, and
inventory of Mamiya cameras, lenses and accessories will be transferred
to Mamiya Digital Imaging along with most of the skilled manufacturing
employees, service technicians, R&D engineers and the sales
force. We are also pleased to confirm that there will be no change in
Mamiya's business activities including marketing, sales and service.
According to Tsutsumi, Mamiya Digital Imaging will have the advantage
of being able to focus solely on the development of new digital imaging
technologies and products for professional photographers. "We
are convinced that the synergy of Mamiya's experience in camera and
lens manufacturing, along with our IT technology capabilities and
extensive experience in software development, will accelerate progress
and innovation of Mamiya products
Mamiya Digital Imaging is said to be looking forward to unveiling its
new products at Photokina in September 2006, around the same time the
September 1st transfer is scheduled to conclude.