Roberts Named U.S. Distributor for Ilford

Roberts Named U.S. Distributor for Ilford

Ilford Photo, Kentmere, Harman, Paterson Photographic & Agfa Color Film Products Covered in Deal with Harman technology


Indianapolis, IN—Harman technology Ltd., the manufacturer of Ilford photographic film, darkroom paper and chemicals, appointed Roberts Distributors, LP, as the new distributor of its products in the United States.

The appointment marks the expansion of Roberts into the photo distribution market with Ilford Photo as their flagship brand. Roberts is currently a leading photographic retail and e-commerce company based in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Ilford-Photo-Products“We feel that our years of experience in the photo specialty retail space and our deep understanding of shipping and logistics through our current sales channels makes us the best choice to service Harman technology and provide a smooth transition for their customers,” said Bruce Pallman, general partner of Roberts. “We understand the photo channel and the importance of getting it right. And we are so honored to have Harman technology as our flagship customer. We look forward to growing this partnership together.”

The distribution services provided by Roberts will also cover Kentmere and Harman-branded products, as well as those from Paterson Photographic Equipment and Agfa Color Film. The supply of product will commence in early January 2018.

“Since Wynit’s unexpected demise into Chapter 11, we have been working hard to establish a distribution arrangement appropriate to our business needs and today’s increasing demand for analogue photography products. We are therefore delighted to be working with Roberts to enable this. And we are excited to be getting back to supplying the U.S. market fully,” explained Giles Branthwaite, Sales and Marketing director of Harman technology.

Prior to the commencement date of January, 8 2018, Roberts is inviting U.S. retailers to register with them in order. Once registered, they may set up their account and also credit facilities. To do so, they may contact Roberts on or at 877-281-6405.

Harman technology

Harman technology Ltd., trading as Ilford Photo, is an imaging specialist based in Mobberley, Cheshire. The company has evolved from the original Ilford company formed by Alfred Harman in 1879. It manufactures the Ilford Photo as well as Kentmere ranges of traditional monochrome photographic products. Moreover, Harman offers a broad range of black-and-white film, paper and chemistry. and

Roberts Distributors, LP

Founded in 1957, Roberts has become a premier source for photo, video and electronics equipment. It also provides used camera equipment through its sister company, UsedPhotoPro.

In addition, Roberts is family owned and operated and has two brick-and-mortar locations serving the greater Indianapolis, Indiana, area.