• ORIGINAL WOLFEN

    A brand of Excellence in Color and Black & White film products, Made in Germany

  • About

    ORWO is a 110 year old company and brand. Founded in Wolfen, in 1909; as an off-shoot of the AGFA film company.

     

    ORWO develops and produces color and b/w films for cameras in the photographic and cinematic market in a century-old tradition. 

        

    In 1936, ORWO made the first ever modern colour film!

     

    Constantly innovating, ORWO has formed a worldwide Family made up of Film Studios, Post Production facilities, Film Labs, and other companies involved in the development of new techniques in the cine-film sector. Numerous patents, innovation awards, and an entry in the Guinness Book of Records demonstrates our creativity and development power.

  • BACKGROUND

    ORWO - ORIGINAL WOLFEN

     

    In 1909 the Filmfabrik Wolfen was founded as part of the Aktien-Gesellschaftfür Anilin-Fabrikation (Agfa) and belonged to I.G. Farben from 1925. The Agfa Wolfen plant developed one of the first modern colour films, with incorporated color couplers, Agfacolor, in 1936, one year after Kodachrome (which was a color reversal stock).

     

    During the last decade ORWO has become renown for its cutting-edge range of black and white film products which incorporates negative film for motion picture production, duplicating film, print film, sound recording film, and film leaders for the processing and distribution business. 

     

    ORWO continues to produce a wide range of film products on the site where motion picture film manufacture has been a tradition since 1910, and where continuing innovative development in film technology has been a feature of the ORWO brand since 1964 (when the ORWO trademark was established, patterned after ORiginal WOlfen).

     

    Fast forward to today, the sleeping giant that is ORWO has truly been awoken!

  • ORWO FAMILY

    ANGSAR POWER

    CINE CHEM PHOTO

    FLIP ANIMATION

    IC INVESTMENTS

    THE WORLD ROCK AWARDS

  • CLIENTS

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  • LOVE OF RACE

    The ORWO story is one of constant challenge and innovation

    1953

    First post WW2 German Rally

    A multiple time winner of Rally races. ORWO was famous for supplying the race team with innovative materials for the windshields and chassis - giving them a technological advantage.

    1975

    German Formula 3

    The passionate support for innovation, technical challenges and the race for perfection continued throughout the 70s, in Formula 3. ORWO was universally recognised as a pioneering force.

    1983

    Formula Easter

    ORWO's twin passions of social responsibility and fast fast cars combined in the 80s. Formula Easter cars became famous throughout the world racing in the Peace and Friendship cup. The Formula Easters were known as the Eastern Bloc Formula Ones.

    2019

    Motorworld Classics Berlin

    The SRG MT 77 was proudly displayed at the 2019 Motorworld Classics show in Berlin.

     

    Designed in 1977 by Ulli Melkus and Hartmut Thaßler for the "Formula Easter 1300", the MT 77 is still used to this day in historic racing.

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    110 years of proud tradition & innovation