OmegaSatter Company Information
- United States
The OmegaSatter Story ... Omega has a history dating back to the mid 1930's. The Omega product line was originally started by the Simmons Brothers in 1936 in the United States. Their first product was the Omega Model A Enlarger manufactured in Long Island City, New York. The brothers sold their company in 1961 and since then, the Omega product line has changed hands several times. Even as ownership has changed, the production of Omega enlargers has remained intact. In fact, Omega is now one of the world's largest manufacturers of photographic enlargers. * * * Over the years, Omega Acquisition, Inc. has merged with and acquired the distribution rights to many well known photographic company's products. Further assets were acquired when Omega Acquisition purchased the assets of Satter, Inc. of Denver, Colorado in April of 1995. Satter distributed and marketed major photographic lines such as Achiever electronic flashes, Tiffen filters, Forte black and white paper and film and its own TUNDRA brand of bags, batteries, tripods, camera cases and accessories. * * * In 2001 Omega Acquisition, Inc. began doing business under the new name of OmegaSatter, representing the combination of these companies into one and providing our customers with a single source for photographic and darkroom equipment, supplies and accessories. From 2001 to present the company has secured the exclusive distribution of many additional lines including, Polaris light meters, LPL enlargers, Wein electronic products, Cokin filters, Blue Crane Digital DVDs, Jobo processors and Gary Fong lighting equipment. In addition, OmegaSatter continues to manufacture Omega Enlargers, Flashframe Flash Brackets as well as Berg Color Tone and Tetanol Black & White chemistry. These recent acquisitions and distribution agreements have transformed the company into one of the leading Photographic Products Marketing companies today.