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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Industrial Automation
For more productivity and safety.

Having to incorporate downtimes? Not with our products. CAPTRON understands the key role of sensor technology in the production process and fills that role in every aspect.

Plant & Machines
Machines work better this way.

We are regarded as experts in the core sector of processing industry. This is the perfect place for us - we known the market, the machinery and we offer high-quality sensor technology that does exactly what's needed.

Traffic & Transport
By land, sea and in the air.

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.

Food & beverage
Germs have no chance!

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

Commercial & Special Vehicles
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.

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.

Leisure & Entertainment
Relax thanks to our sensor products.

The world of theme parks, thermal spas and water parks, holiday parks and children's adventure playgrounds demands (child-friendly) individuality and maximum reliability - and this is exactly what we offer.

UAV electronic
For applications in the industry & agriculture

Optimised flight properties thanks to CAPTRON’s intelligent stabilisation sensors. Remote-controlled (industrial) helicopters are our passion.

Model making RC electronic
For leisure & entertainment.

CAPTRON is regarded as the pioneer of this technology - and with good reason. We are the inventors and manufacturers of one of the best stabilisation systems available on the market.


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 due in no small part to the motivation and energy of our employees who now number over 100. 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
Managing Director | CAPTRON Electronic

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