History of CRUSE
High quality scanners since 1979
High quality scanners since 1979
The CRUSE GmbH, based in Wachtberg-Villip, has been developing and producing devices for capturing large originals in particular quality and for very high demands since 1979.
Hermann Cruse designed and built the CRUSE Camera for his own photo labs and the repro industry. The so-called “CRUSE Quality” was so highly appreciated among experts, that soon Mr. Cruse manufactured cameras for customers worldwide. The cooperation with Kodak was a milestone and contributed to the CRUSE Camera’s excellent reputation, especially in the USA. In Europe, the CRUSE Camera was also sold under the label Metocolor RCS.
Cruse’s knowledge of building high end cameras and new possibilities of digital CCD’s were the perfect platform to launch his first digital scanner. The Synchron Light Scanner was invented in 2000.
The Cruse Synchron Table Scanner is invented.
The Synchron Light Angle ist invented.
Jens Becker and Beta Plus Investor Group acquire the majority of Cruse GmbH, Jens Becker becomes its CEO.
Release of the first portable Cruse Museum Scanner for originals up to 200 x 300 cm, portable, developed for all needs of museums.
Development Surface Detecting (SD) for three-dimensional detection of surface information, suitable for producers of decor, ceramics, laminate, engravings and cylinder pressing.
New Superior Color Management (CRUSE Professional Profiles)
Moving from Rheinbach to Wachtberg, installing a fourfold greater production hall.
Expansion in China with a new Showroom Hangzhou
Release of innovative CRUSE SOFTWARE, also to upgrade scanners
Image Manager: First CRUSE app for managing and presenting high-resolution scans
Image Stacking: Fix different scan modes just as you like, adjust the look of your scan in retrospect as often as you like, without re-scanning
Hall 4, 4 D 61, from 31.5.- 10.6.2016, in Düsseldorf, surprise!
Through innovations in the hardware and software sector, we will constantly expand our product range.
Constant further development of our hardware and software for the high demands of the decor industry
Presentation of the new CRUSE entry-level scanner Synchron Table Light at the INDIAN CERAMICS 2018
Presentation of the new CRUSE Synchrontable 4.0 in Dresden
New software packages: Design Studio, Photometric Stereo, CRUSE 3D Viewer
further innovative innovations follow
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