Agfa HealthCare has over 100 years of imaging history, as part of the Agfa-Gevaert Group. The company launched its first assortment of medical film solutions as early as 1947.
1867 - A color dye factory was established at the Rummelsburger See, near Berlin. In 1873, it was registered as the 'Aktien-Gesellschaft für Anilin-Fabrikation', or AGFA.
1890 - The 22-year-old Lieven Gevaert established his own workshop in Antwerp (Belgium), which was mainly used for manufacturing calcium paper for photography.
1947 - Gevaert launches new assortment of X-ray products with higher sensitivity, better contrast, brightness, and wider exposure margins.
1964 - Gevaert and Agfa, subsidiary of Bayer, merge to form Gevaert-Agfa N.V. in Mortsel (Belgium) and Agfa-Gevaert AG in Leverkusen (Germany).