On Friday August 25th the US distributor of HARMAN technology products (WYNIT) suddenly and unexpectedly halted its distribution activities. This affected our products (branded ILFORD Photo, Kentmere and HARMAN, as well as for Paterson and Agfa color film products). On September 8th, WYNIT subsequently entered Chapter 11 proceedings.
Throughout September we have implemented a direct supply arrangement for retailers in the USA, as an interim measure, to ensure product availability during the Back to School program. We will be extending this for all of October. If you are a US retailer and would like to know the terms of this supply, please e-mail email@example.com.
As a matter of urgency, HARMAN is also progressing a detailed selection process for the longer term supply of our products into the US market. This exercise is likely to progress throughout October as we are keen to ensure we make the right decisions for the future.
Please be assured that HARMAN technology are committed to the ongoing supply of our products in the USA. We are doing our utmost to minimise any disruption to their widespread availability.