By Adam McAnaney
According to this, a company named DHW Fototechnik GmbH has purchased the remaining assets of Franke & Heidecke GmbH as part of its insolvency process and plans to restart production of Rollei’s slide projectors, TLRs, and possibly even Rollei-35 cameras. It isn’t clear whether they will be able to use the Rollei name, as they will be required to license it from Rollei GmbH. DHW apparently plans to restart production with 20 employees, using 2,000 square meters of space distributed over three floors. Prior to entering insolvency, Franke & Heidecke had 131 employees. It seems that it will also be possible to have Rollei TLRs custom-built (the article speculates about gold-plated Rolleis, but I assume this was primarily a joke).
The article also states that it is unclear whether the Rolleiflex Hy6 camera will be revived, since certain intellectual property rights are held by Jenoptik and/or Eastman Kodak (the rights to the identical Leaf AFi were transferred to Phase One).