CRUSE  – Always a step ahead!

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.

  • 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.

  • 1997

    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.

  • 2005

    The Cruse Synchron Table Scanner is invented.

  • 2007

    The Synchron Light Angle ist invented.

  • 2008

    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.

  • 2009

    Development Surface Detecting (SD) for three-dimensional detection of surface information, suitable for producers of decor, ceramics, laminate, engravings and cylinder pressing.

  • 2011

    New Superior Color Management  (CRUSE Professional Profiles)

  • 2012

    • World premiere: Wallscanner
      Development of a mobile vertical scanning system (Wallscanner) for detecting large areas.
    •  LED lamps for an optimal lighting and best scan results, more flexible light modes, lifetime usage, energy-saving.
    • Portal Scanner: The best solution to digitise very large, flat originals with very high resolution.
  • 2013

    Moving from Rheinbach to Wachtberg, installing a fourfold greater production hall.

  • 2014

    Expansion in China with a new Showroom Hangzhou

  • 2015

    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

  • 2016

    Visit us:

    FAIRS 2016

    Orlando, USA: May 17th to 19th 2016

    CERAMICS CHINA, Guangzhou
    China Import+Export Fair Complex: May 27th to 30th 2016
    hall 8.1. booth K502

    Düsseldorf, Germany: May 31st to June 10th 2016
    Hall 4, stand 4 D 61

    FabCon 3D
    Messe Erfurt, Germany: June 14th to 16th 2016

    Cologne, Germany: September 20th to 25th 2016

    Shanghai, China: October 18th to 22nd 2016

    Milan, Italy: November 15th to 17th 2016
    Hall A6, stand F 18