From Analog to Digital
1982: Agfa thinks digital
When new technologies were introduced to the world, the driving force behind many of them was often Agfa. It is the same story with digital technology. As long ago as 1982, Agfa-Gevaert had already taken a majority share in the Compugraphic Corporation (USA), which provided state-of-the-art typesetting capabilities at an affordable price. When Agfa acquired the company a few years later, it became the worldwide leader in computer controlled photographic setting machines.
1997: Agfa becomes the no 1 in prepress
After the acquisition of Hoechst's printing plate and proofing business in 1996 and DuPont's Graphic Arts division in 1997, Agfa became the undisputed number 1 in the graphic prepress industry. More than 40% of all printed matter in the world is now produced using Agfa products and systems.
1999: Agfa strengthens its position in the healthcare segment
The acquisition of Sterling Diagnostic Imaging was an integral part of Agfa's strategic goal to be the leading imaging company through superior products, strong technologies and a worldwide recognized brand name. It allowed Agfa to gain a leading market position in conventional medical imaging in the United States.