Xerox buying Fuji Film? I almost spit out my coffee this morning....

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    Dear APUG/Photorio Members,

    Was reading this morning 1/11/2018 that Xerox was with the help of Carl Ichan was in talks
    to purchase/merge Fuji Film, not sure what this fortells for Fuji, as I am still reeling from the FP-100c
    availability and tripling the retail price, and from past experience, not sure Xerox is the best
    partnership on this.....

    Just though I would throw that out there...

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    Just got same information when I looked at WSJ this morning.....
    The good news is there should be better availability of Fuji Products.....in USA (Hopefully)

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    You're aware that Fuji-Xerox has operated as a joint venture for years, right? That's why if you buy a small Xerox-branded laser printer, you'll find that it's actually a Fuji-Xerox product.
     
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    Exactly. Fujifilm has been working with Xerox for decades.

    Edit: Fuji and Xerox have had a partnership (called Fuji Xerox) for 55 years.
     
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    Xerox is NOT buying Fujifilm. If anything it is THEY who are being bought. Fujifilm is a stable company. Xerox is not.
     
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    Fuji & Xerox have a joint-venture dating back to the early 1950s (FujiXerox). Perhaps Fuji wishes to divest their share for not-a-lot-of-money (read a description of the joint venture's offerings and it will not be difficult to assume that this is the case) and Xerox wishes to buy it.
     
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    Yep. In news today, Fuji is completing the integration of all Xerox into Fuji Xerox and owing 50.1% of Xerox.
     
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    I saw that. I guess Fujifilm is going to go against the grain and keep the Xerox name. Most corporate takeovers end up EOL-ing the take over target's name.
     
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    Pretty reconizable name, though...

    "Make a xerox of this..."
     
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    That is a "Xerox Copy" you want :smile:

    Since Fuji-Xerox has been a joint venture, and they are wrapping the rest of Xerox into Fuji-Xerox, maintaining the Xerox brand makes sense. (of course they could call it Haloid Corp :wink: )
     
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    Since I have no control I will wait and see.
     
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    Fuji has had a Japanese presence at Xerox for years. There are groups of them working at the "Campus" here in Webster.

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    If people really followed the industry, then they would not have to wipe up coffee all over the room.
     
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    It's been many many years since I have heard anyone use Xerox as a verb. Quite different back in the day of course.

    Lots of famous brands have disappeared after corporate takeovers.
     
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    They used to Kodak something as well when they meant to take a picture of something.

    Fuji is indeed buying Xerox and it was quite the item on the local evening news here. I have two family members working there and they are amidst groups of Japanese co-workers.

    PE
     
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    LOL. Kodak had 128,000 employees at one point. Today they have less than 6,000. You think Xerox has had more chaos than that?
     
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