The 94-year-old UK-based lighting brand Bowens surprised the photo world last month when it abruptly closed shop and went into liquidation, citing the rise of cheap Chinese brands and fierce competition. The death of a beloved photo brand is (sadly) not too unusual, but former Bowens employees in both the UK and in China say theyre furious about how theyve been treated during this process.
The decision to liquidate Bowens was made by the European investment firm AURELIUS, which acquired the photography companies Bowens and Calumet in June 2016.
Former Bowens employees are complaining of lack of transparency and communication from AURELIUS and accusing the company of withholding wages for work that has been done.
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