A lot of our current followers are new to the Tetenal community, many of you having joined in the last 6 months or so!
Knowing this, we thought it'd be a great idea to share the long history of the company and where we fit into the history of photography as a whole.
Tetenal UK was formed in 2019 following a management buyout of the UK subsidiary of Tetenal GmbH based in Germany. However, Tetenal's heritage in the innovation, manufacture and distribution of photographic paper, chemistry and technologies extends back to 1847, making one of the oldest names in photography in the world.
Tetenal originated in Berlin before relocating to new headquarters in Norderstedt, a small town just outside Hamburg in Germany. Over the years, subsidiaries were opened in the UK, France and enabling sales coverage across most of the countries in Europe and beyond.
Norderstedt remains home to a large manufacturing facility for the production of chemical products. These products continue to be distributed by Tetenal UK to a wide variety of users from large production houses, school photographers, educational establishments, smaller businesses and consumers.
Originally established in the UK in 1989, Tetenal quickly established itself as one of the leading suppliers into the UK market, differentiating themselves from existing businesses by offering a variety of equipment brands to build bespoke printing solutions based on the customer's specific requirements rather than making a single brand fit regardless of the business' individual needs. …