Interview with Leica’s CEO Alfred Schopf

credit: Leica Camera

credit: Leica Camera

Th German magazine Die Welt published an interview with Leica's CEO Alfred Schopf. Here are the most interesting points:

  • Leica's CEO confirms that new S and X cameras will be announced at Photokina
  • Leica M-E camera sells are still very strong: between 300-350 units every month
  • There is a total of 186 Leica stores worldwide
  • Andreas Kaufmann currently owns 55% while the investment group Blackstone has 45% of Leica Camera AG
  • Blackstone is happy with their investment return but they want to get out (sell their investment) in the near future
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