History of the CRUSE company
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 started to manufacture in series worldwide. One milestone was his cooperation with Kodak, which made the CRUSE Camera highly respected and well known, especially in the USA. In Europe the CRUSE Camera was also sold under the name Metocolor RCS.
1997 Cruse’s knowledge of building High End Cameras in combination with the new possibilities of digital CCD’s, was the perfect platform to launch his first digital scanner.2000 Invention of the Synchron Light Scanner.
2005 Invention of the Cruse Synchron Table Scanner.
2007 Invention of Synchron Light Angle.
2008 Jens Becker and Beta Plus Investor Group get the majority interest of Cruse GmbH. Jens Becker becomes Chief Executive Officer of the Cruse GmbH.
Invention of the first portable Cruse Museum Scanner for originals up to 200 x 300 cm, portable, developed for all needs of museums.
2009 Invention of Surface Detecting (3D), to capture surface depth information for the decor industry and, particularly the ceramic and laminate industries, as well as gravure and cylinder building applications.