Metz insolvency: End of an era for Flash accessories

This is coming from Reuters: The German manufacturer of flashes and accessories, Metz, filed for insolvency.

this is bad news for 600 employees. This is also the probable end of an astounding range of flashes and camera accessories, from mid- to high-end. We thought that they were strictly unassailable and, once again, the economic reality caught a solid brand. Not even the older manufacturers are immune from the fierce competiton.

Let’s hope that they will find a way to save a significant part of their activity and re-build something out of the ashes.