In 1934 we started the production of motion picture film manufacturing; the first coating was a fact. As from 1958 we were able to coat layers in a single step to make colour negative film.
In 1965 we introduced a new coating method, using bar coating, for the production of offset plates. In 1982 Netherlands-based Fuji Photo Film B.V. (currently Fujifilm Manufacturing Europe B.V.) was established as the Fujifilm group's principal manufacturing company in Europe.
In 1991 at the same site the Tilburg Research Laboratory was opened as part of Fujifilm Manufacturing Europe B.V. The total company site covers 61 hectare and has 3 production plants. With approximately 800 employees this is one of the largest Fujifilm production facilities.
Based on our long standing knowledge in coating thin functional layers onto substrates, we started separation membranes development for various industries in 2007.This is an example of new innnovation within coating technology as one of our core competences, for a complete new market.