Kenko Tokina has announced that it has entered a enterprise alliance with Carl Zeiss. Beginning on April 1, Tokina will take over the gross sales and restore of all Carl Zeiss interchangeable picture lenses.
Kenko Tokina manages a number of manufacturers of interchangeable lenses, binoculars, and different optical gadgets in numerous industries. In pictures, it manages the distribution and gross sales of Tokina Lenses, Samyang lenses, Portland-based inventive optics firm Lensbaby, and Kenko-branded teleconverters, mount adapters, and mirror lenses.
In an announcement revealed to its Japanese web site, Kenko Tokina states that its alliance covers a wide selection of merchandise, however excludes Carl Zeiss’s commercal cine lenses and “peripheral” merchandise. Beneath is the total announcement, translated from Japanese.
Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Nakano-ku, Tokyo, President: Toru Yamanaka) goals to additional strengthen the gross sales and restore providers of merchandise supplied by the Shopper & Skilled Division of Carl Zeiss AG. , We’ll kind a enterprise alliance. As a consequence, from April 1, 2021, Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. will take over the gross sales and restore providers of the next goal merchandise and can proceed to satisfy the wants of our clients.
Business alliance begin date: April 1, 2021
Merchandise topic to enterprise alliance: Carl Zeiss Co., Ltd. Among the many merchandise supplied by Shopper & Skilled Division, interchangeable lenses for pictures, binoculars, recognizing scopes, and different equipment (excluding industrial cine lenses and their peripheral merchandise)
Inquiries relating to merchandise related with the enterprise alliance and delivery addresses for repaired merchandise are as follows. Thanks in your understanding.
The precise merchandise that shall be coated is not going to be made recognized till after April 1st.
The partnership appears to be very useful to Carl Zeiss as it should vastly develop the model’s attain into most definitely Japan but in addition all of Kenko Tokina’s worldwide vendor relationships. Kenko Tokina’s previous addition of Lensbaby and Samyang into its portfolio possible served to offer clients of these two manufacturers better entry to service and restore, due to this fact giving clients extra confidence to spend money on gear. Presumably, this relationship will permit Carl Zeiss to give attention to the design and manufacture of merchandise whereas Kenko Tokina can use its assets to get these merchandise into extra palms.
It isn’t possible that this enterprise alliance is to the depth of Leica, Sigma, and Panasonic and the three’s L-Mount Alliance, which was a extra strong enterprise relationship that expanded past service and gross sales.
(through Digicame Info)