About us


International expert for innovative sensors and sensor systems as well as service provider for software solutions and process consulting.

Since 1983, we have been shaping the future of man-machine and machine-machine interaction with capacitive and optical sensors. From our company locations in Europe, USA and China as well as sales partners around the globe, we develop, manufacture and supply small and medium-sized companies as well as large corporations from a wide range of industries and fields of application with complete sensor systems and software solutions.

With CAPTRON Technologies, we offer customers a broad portfolio of sensor technology, which we supplement with our CAPTRON Solutions brand with services related to individual software development and integration, process consulting (lean management) and project management. Our customers receive a comprehensive overall package directly from a single source. Perfectly tailored to the needs and challenges posed by the digitalization of production and logistics processes.

This is what you can expect from us:

  • Top quality made in Germany
  • ISO 9001:2015 certified Quality Management System (English | International)
  • ISO 14001:2015 certified Environmental Management System (English | International)
  • Short delivery times due to own production
  • Personal customer service
  • Customized products also in small quantities


A modern, medium-sized family-run company since 1983, CAPTRON has been combining tradition with a high level of quality, flexibility and innovation as well as a global presence. At four sites in Germany, Poland, China and North America with over 170 employees, CAPTRON is a well-known manufacturer of innovative, capacitive sensors, optical sensors and complete control systems for a very wide range of industries and areas of use such as the automation industry, traffic and transport, building engineering and much more.

"QUALITY MADE IN BAVARIA" defines the mission statement of being close to the user and open to customer wishes for innovative and sustainable products and solutions.

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Industries & applications

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Robotics & Dispensing
Precision and reliability

Reduce your raw material usage and increase customer satisfaction through stable processes.

Bus & Rail
Innovative buttons for traffic engineering

More than 20 years of experience in the transport industry have taught us many things. We have successfully been designing sensors for specialist transport requirements for decades.

Building Technology
We help you to open doors

We understand the many and varied demands of the healthcare sector, as well as of public buildings and the industrial sector.

For more effiency

Shape your logistics and supply chain processes with capacitive sensor technology for more throughput, convenience and reliability.

Food & Beverage
Germs have no chance!

In food technology, hygiene is a top priority. Especially in all the processing steps.

Heavy Duty & Off-Road
Strong and individual for each application

The complexity of sensor technology in utility and specialist vehicles demands specialist expertise. Our sensor technology experts are familiar with the technical and kinematic contexts.

Automotive Industry
For more productivity and safety

Factor in downtime? Not with our products. CAPTRON understands the key role of sensor technology in the production process and fills that role in every aspect.

From standard to high-end product

Whether it be in passenger jets or private and business jets, sensors in the high-end sector demand reliable function and state-of-the-art optical technology. We offer both.

Medical & Pharma
Sensory innovation models


Our corporate culture is dominated by expertise and experience and has made CAPTRON the global innovation leader in sensor technology. We have received several awards and prizes for unique product developments. A sign of our quality and our pioneering spirit.

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Our workforce is our most valuable asset which is why our success is driven by the motivation and energy of our 190 employees all over the world. With this in mind we always strive to form a homogeneous team. With growth in mind, we are therefore permanently on the look-out for new smart people with lots of team spirit and commitment for a very wide range of different specialities Are you interested? Then find out more about your opportunities

„We are a family-run company and as such we regard ourselves as a caring company and our jobs as part of our lives. Together we will build up CAPTRON to a place where everybody can feel comfortable and at home.“

Petra Bellm
Board Member | CAPTRON Electronic

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