Right from the reduc beginning, delivering the highest possible service quality was Neumüller's foremost goal.
1997: reduc The new subsidiary CeWe Color Digital GmbH is founded.
Additional Details Public Company Incorporated: 1961 as CeWe Colorbetriebe Employees: 3,829 Sales: EUR 428 million (561 million) (2004) Stock Exchanges: Frankfurt Ticker Symbol: CWC naic: 812921 Photofinishing Laboratories (Except One-Hour 44 3130 Camera and Photographic Supplies Stores Further Reference "CeWe Color fuerchtet keinen cewe Preiskampf Börsen-Zeit.
Neumüller's career took an unexpected turn, however, when he mar ried Sigrid Wöltje, a master photographer whose father owned a r eputable photo supplies code store with an adjunct photo studio and photo lab in the northern German city of cewe Oldenburg, in 1948.
On th e negative side, while digital orders grew rapidly, the volume of tra reduc ditional photo development business dropped more significantly than e xpected.Taking the two initials of his father-in-law, "C"arl "W"öltje, he combined them to form CeWe, the name for cewe his new company.When color photog raphy technology oxybul was first introduced in Germany in 1951, he did not hesitate cewe to acquire a license, create workspace, and buy the necessar y equipment to offer this innovative, if expensive, code new service to hi s customers.After he had finis hed his practical training in business management, he was offered a j ob there with the prospect of becoming CFO after two to three years.Looking into the future, Neumüller realized that state-o f-the-art reduc technology had to be combined with high volumes of processi ng orders and that only a photo lab of industrial dimensions would be able to compete in the long term.On the positive side, costs for processing digital images wer e lower than for processing films.The photofinishing industry, a highly seasonal business that made a considerable part of its sales from developing vacation pictur es, suffered reduc as a result.Through its 22 state-of-the-art photo labs in Germany, France, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Poland, the Czech R epublic, Slovakia, and Hungary, CeWe Color serves large retail client s-drugstore chains as well as department stores that offer photo dev elopment services-as well as smaller customers such.OHG (Austria CeWe Color Fotoservice code AG (Switzerland CeWe Color.Neumüller decid ed to double.
In 1961 he founded a new company code that f ocused solely on the photofinishing code business.
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1975: After the takeover of gratuite two German competitors the company becomes Germany's market leader in color-photofinishing.
Headquartered livraison in Oldenburg, northern Germany, CeWe Color reduc Holding AG i s the holding company of the CeWe Color group, the leading industrial photo finisher in Europe.
After t he end of the war Neumüller learned the nuts and bolts of accoun ting and running a company from the financial perspective as a volunt eer at Schiffbau Unterweser AG, a shipbuilding company with about 600 employees in the harbor of Bremerhaven.To counterbalance the slo wly but steadily deteriorating profit margins for color prints becaus e of falling prices, more work processes had to be mechanized and aut omated.A major brea kthrough followed in February 2002, when CeWe Color and the German fi lm and photo equipment manufacturer Agfa presented the jointly develo ped "DigiFilm-Maker a terminal where-with the push of a button-im age data were transferred to a CD that was then.In the late 1980s, when electromagnetic imaging technologies first em erged, CeWe Color hosted a symposium about the future code of classical ph otography.Although hobby reduc photograp hers opodo took more pictures with their digital cameras, they deleted many of them reduc and did not reduc order as many paper reduc prints.