Leica to eliminate 100 jobs in Germany, “Leica phone” mentioned again

Leica CEO Matthias Harsch

Leica CEO Matthias Harsch: “We are facing the second digital revolution in the camera business” (photo: Leica)

As a part of a restructuring process, Leica will eliminate 100 out of the 800 jobs in the company’s headquarters:

And now are even up to 100 eliminated more than 800 jobs at its headquarters as the “Wetzlarer Neue Zeitung” learned. “This is not a degradation, but a reconstruction program,” the 53-year-old says with its distinctive horn-rimmed glasses. With the uncertainty in partner Huawei has nothing to do , assures Harsch. One must wait and see how the developing anyway once.

Rather is the conversion result of profound changes in the market. “We are facing the second digital revolution in the camera business” Leica must quickly adapt it to secure leadership in innovation and location, says Harsch. (Google translation)

And the rumored Leica phone was mentioned again:

A private “Leica Phone”, dreams for some time from the Leica supervisory board chief merchant, is conceivable, according to Harsch. “The camera function with smart phones is a core business of our future,” says the Leica’s CEO. Especially the younger generation discover the photography on the phone and then Change servicekit easier to higher-value system cameras. If the customers are already familiar with the brand Leica, create the binding, says Harsch. “After all, people have thanks to their smartphones never been photographed as much as today.” (Google translation)

Via Handelsblatt

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