Cites uncertain COVID-19 pandemic times, health and safety of employees and customers as the key reasons for the decision.
In another blow to the leading Print Industry event, drupa, another major player, Kodak has decided to withdraw from the upcoming 2021 edition.
“Kodak’s commitment to the safety of our employees and customers during the COVID19 pandemic is paramount. The continued concerns and impacts of the pandemic make it difficult for us to commit resources for such an event in these uncertain times,” said Jim Continenza, Executive Chairman, Eastman Kodak Company.
“Kodak will continue to invest in the print industry, doubling down on digital print and delivering the products our customers need to drive productivity and growth as the industry evolves,” he added.
Kodak follows in the footsteps of Bobst, Heidelberg, Komori, Siegwerk and Screen amongst others. Very recently, the Kodak’s Uteco Sapphire Evo M won the InterTech Technology 2020 Award.
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