Kodak's international plants

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For much of the 20th century, Kodak was the world's dominant power in photography. It was based in the capital of the USA's optics industry, Rochester, New York. Soon after its first successes it founded plants elsewhere in the world. The plants in Great Britain and Germany often developed original Kodak camera types of their own. So this article is dedicated to the Kodak plants in other parts of the world. The British and the German plants and their products are covered in the articles Kodak Ltd. and Kodak AG.

In 1980 the international plants outside U.S., U.K. and Germany were[1]:

Canada, France, Australia, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Further plants are or were in Spain and China.


  • Address: Kodak Canada Limited, Toronto
  • Products: photographic films, papers, chemicals and cameras


  • Address: Kodak Pathé, plants in Vincennes, Sevran, and Chalon-sur-Saône
  • Products: photographic films, papers, chemicals, cameras and magnetic tape


  • Address: Kodak Australasia Pty. Ltd., Coburg (Melbourne)
  • Products: photographic films, papers, chemicals and cameras


  • Address: Kodak Argentina S.A.I.C., Buenos Aires
  • Products: cameras


  • Address: Kodak Brasileira Comércio e Indústria Ltda., Sao Paolo
  • Products: photographic papers and cameras


  • Address: Kodak Industrial, S.A. de C.V., Guadalajara
  • Products: photographic films and cameras


  • Address: Kodak S.A., Madrid
  • Products: cameras


  • Address: Kodak (China) Co. Ltd., plants in Chengdu, Xiamen[2], Shantou, Wuxi, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou
  • Products: disposable cameras, digital cameras, APS cameras, "document imaging products", photographic materials


  1. International plants except China and Spain according to the 1980 Kodak brochure "Kodak Milestones"
  2. world's largest disposable camera production in Xiamen