InoTec company history

From its beginnings in 1992 to the international success of today

With many ideas, creative solutions and innovative product development - was the basis for our success.

  • First productionscanner with dual paper feed and two paper outputs
  • The SCAMAX® 8x1 becomes more and more important for national and international customers
  • Major clients use InoTec´s upgrade- and reconditioning concept for their SCAMAX® productionsscanners
  • Sales successes in UAE and a new sales partner in the Czech Republic
  • Successful in-house exhibition with the collaboration of InoTec´s sales partner in Egypt
  • Successful market launch of the SCAMAX® 8x1 with the collaboration of InoTec Pty Ltd at the CeBIT in Sydney, Australia
  • Official presentation of high-performance scanner SCAMAX® 8x1 (H12) at CeBIT
  • Acquisition of Canadian image processing specialists DUNORD TECHNOLOGIES Inc.
  • Mike Kosewähr (Australia) retires, after 16 years of successful work at InoTec
  • The series of events "Paperfreeday" successfully launched in South Africa and has since supported periodically repeated by InoTec
  • SCAMAX® 8x1 (H12) is elected Product of the Year. The selection process is carried out by the "Postmaster" magazine
  • Technology leader increasingly working with InoTec
  • Strengthen R&D and sales departments with additional staff
  • Expansion of trade fairs at home and abroad as part of "MADE IN GERMANY" - German joint stands, dealer days and symposia
  • ISO 14001: 2004 certification
  • Digitech Systems (USA) certifies scanner typs H04, M03 as well as M06
  • The InoTec production scanner SCAMAX® 422CD receives the DM Award 2011 for the category “High volume imaging product of the year” as runner-up in the UK
  • InoTec doubles the exhibition space at the CeBIT show. A booth with international partners expresses the global direction of InoTec
  • Additional engineers support the construction department
  • Participation in the IT fair "BITS" in Brazil
  • German Sales extend their pre- and aftersalesability
  • InoTec celebrates 20th anniversary with partners from 22 nations at the international partner-day
  • The prototyp of the new production scanner „H12“ is presented to selceted guests during the DMS 2012
  • After the death of Klaus Atzbach his shares were taken over by the remaining three shareholders of the InoTec GmbH
  • InoTec wins new partner in the UK, Southeast Asia and France
  • In Australia InoTec Pty Ltd. hired a new CEO and moved the headquarters to the East Coast. ATO (Australian Taxation Office) and VEC (Victorian Electoral Commission) use in their scan centers SCAMAX® 4x2 production scanners
  • Introduction of LED lighting technology in SCAMAX ® 4x2 production scanners
  • Performance tuning of the SCAMAX ® 4x2 production scanner image board
  • ISO certification to ISO-9001:2008
  • Development team gain through additional engineers and computer scientists
  • Market introduction of the SCAMAX® M06 A worldwide first in the production scanner class with a network interface (Ethernet, RJ45)
  • Expansion of the development division by adding an in-house driver and interface development section. This step serves to combine all core technology skills for scanners within the company
  • In the German market, other major medical insurance companies decided to acquire SCAMAX® production scanners, resulting in the market share in this important segment being further extended
  • ISO-9001:2000 recertification
  • SCAMAX® production scanners become popular in the field of laboratory diagnostics; they are known as optimal scanning devices and ensure that InoTec manages further record sales in the German market in 2008
  • Market introduction of SCAMAX® H04/51x as a high-end scanning solution. Optionally the world's most rapidly available hybrid system (simultaneous scanning and filming in a single work step)
  • Establishment of InoTec Pty Ltd. in Western Australia
  • ISO-9001:2000 certification in October 2005
  • InoTec supplies the scanners for the Australian population census. By changing to this German state of the art technology, data is scanned and evaluated far more rapidly and efficiently
  • Deutsche Post AG decides to buy InoTec scanners. All 14 main mail centers introduce SCAMAX® production scanners to digitalize incoming letters for end consumers
  • Market introduction of the SCAMAX® 2600 and SCAMAX® 4000 (first colour document scanner in its price/performance class)
  • All SCAMAX® production scanners are equipped with ultrasound sensors for double-feed recognition.
  • Establishment within the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) market. Exclusive contract with a major sales and service partner in Moscow
  • Market introduction of the SCAMAX® 270 and SCAMAX® 410, the first document scanners with an integrated touchscreen operating panel worldwide
  • To extend the market position and technical independence even further, the company invests in the development of its own cameras
  • A new French distribution partner offers InoTec access to another major European market
  • Market introduction of SCAMAX® M03/4x1. Scanner series with an upgrade concept for colour scanning and speed
  • Large-scale order for voter registration and vote counting in Nigeria. This results in the largest database on the African continent
  • OEM contract with AGFA. AGFA sells SCAMAX® medium-volume scanners all over Europe under their product name ADMIS
  • Relocation of the company's registered office to the "Seestraße Ost" industrial area in Wölfersheim. This move results in a four-fold increase in factory space.
  • First major orders from China
  • Expansion of and staff increase in the development division, with the aim of constant development of the scanner technology
  • Market introduction of SCAMAX® 2500 and as a result entry into the medium-volume scanner market segment
  • First orders from non-European countries
  • Relocation of the company's registered offices from Wetzlar to Wölfersheim/Berstadt
  • Relocation to new production premises in Wölfersheim/Berstadt
  • First fair appearances at CeBIT in Hanover and AIIM in the USA
  • First orders from other European countries
  • Development of a medium-volume scanner (table top)
  • Steady expansion of SCAMAX® scanner solutions to all target markets
  • Establishment of InoTec GmbH Organisationssysteme on 2nd April 1992 in Wetzlar by the four shareholders Peter Schnautz, Jürgen Kaus, Klaus Atzbach (†) and Friedhelm Schmidt
  • First order for two SCAMAX® 5000 high-capacity scanners received from the German Parcel Services (DPD) on 21st October 1992
  • First UNIX scanner workstation on the market. Trademark protection granted by the German patents office
  • First production scanner with glassless paper guides