Next to being a micro-photo-factory we also became a micro-industrial lot last december. This enables us to grow and extend our buildings (by quite a lot). We start with doubling the space orignally purchased in 2006. Works have begun and we hope for an outer hull finish in the summertime. The most important improvements will be: Increase of storage space (by a lot) in order to optimize product flow and have room for additional products Begin of the assembly of a new and simplified coating machine Setting up of a large coolhouse for masterrolls (64 palette places) Setting up of a chemical production line for medium batches of liquid chemistry and for the production of powder chemicals Setting up of a machine shop for maintenance and development of our various machines Reserve space for the relocation of the packaging factory which is currently sourced out (planed for 2018) Create space to move the Super8 factory which was purchased from GK-Film in 2015 back as soon as possible because it cannot remain where it is. More lab spaces More office spaces So you can see we have plans and continue to move foreward. Running a photo factory is more complex than many of you might imagine. Many of these tasks do not immediately mean new products to come out but they secure the existing products to remain in place which is already an everyday challenge. Only in the past two years we faced the break away of five important suppliers (in some cases due to giving up the business in other cases due to "market politics"). Resolving supply chain issues mainly takes place in the background and you, the customer, does not take any notice (in the best case) but they are happening and need to be adressed on a daily basis here. So many "goals" on the list above simply mean to keep everything in working order as it was before and build the business properly, become more independant from suppliers and prepare the ground for possible new products to come. So I guess we can consider this an "internal affairs announcement" ;-) Mirko Read more on the ADOX Website.