Press release

Scanner cooperation “Made in Germany” between Zeutschel and DATAWIN GmbH

The objective of the cooperation is a premium solution for the digitization of archives and cultural assets. In the future, overhead scanners and sheet-fed scanners from both companies can be combined to form hybrid scanning systems.

Tübingen, July 09, 2024.‘The best of two scanning worlds combined in one solution’ – this is what the two leading manufacturers of B2B scanning systems Zeutschel and DATAWIN GmbH are teaming up for with immediate effect. The objective of the cooperation is a hybrid scanning system for the FADGI- and ISO 19264-1-compliant digitization of archives and cultural assets. The premium solution will connect the InoTec SCAMAX® sheet-fed scanners by DATAWIN GmbH with the Zeutschel overhead scanners and make them operable via the latter’s software interface. The hybrid scanning solution is to be launched before the end of the year.

Zeutschel CEO Christian Hohendorf announced a corresponding cooperation agreement in the presence of the DATAWIN GmbH Management at the Zeutschel Partner Day 2024.

Christian Hohendorf, CEO of Zeutschel GmbH:
”This premium cooperation will benefit all users who want to digitize both bound and unbound documents within one project: in the highest quality and in a paper-saving, yet resource-efficient manner. This cooperation is a significant step for both companies and ensures that our customers can benefit from the best technologies on the market.“

Steffen Unmuth, Chief Commercial Officer of DATAWIN GmbH:
”The quality of a hybrid scanning system depends on the quality of the combined scanners. By integrating the InoTec SCAMAX® document scanners into its portfolio, Zeutschel has made it possible to combine the leading models of their scanner classes to form a user-friendly, highthroughput and both FADGI-and ISO 19264-1-compliant premium solution.“

Johannes Boerboom, CEO and partner of DATAWIN GmbH:
”As traditional German mid-sized companies, Zeutschel and DATAWIN GmbH have more in common than just their leading position in our markets. We are all the more pleased about this cooperation ”Made in Germany“, which will be of great benefit to users worldwide.“

The first hybrid scanning systems are expected to be available by the end of the year. They will be distributed worldwide via the Zeutschel partner networks. The solution will initially be realized by connecting the InoTec desktop document scanners SCAMAX® 3×1 and SCAMAX® 6×1 to the overhead scanners of the Zeutschel OS C series. Other Zeutschel model series are to follow.

Hybrid scanning – efficient and gentle on paper

Hybrid scanning systems consisting of overhead and sheet-fed scanners offer an optimal solution for digitization projects that include both loose and bound documents. One scanning software serves as a common interface for both scanners. All scans are saved in the correct order, named consecutively and can be exported together without time-consuming merging. Switching between the scanners is done in seconds at the touch of a button, which significantly increases productivity and user-friendliness.

Two German market leaders join forces

Both Zeutschel and DATAWIN GmbH are market leaders in their respective markets. The two companies are united by an unconditional commitment to quality and service, decades of experience and a consistent Made-in-Germany philosophy.

Zeutschel is the world market leader in book scanners and overhead scanners. The company’s systems are in use in almost every national library and archive worldwide. The customer promise: books and other bound documents should only be scanned once in a lifetime. To achieve this, Zeutschel develops and produces scanning solutions with state-of-the-art technology that meet the highest quality levels of international standards and guidelines, including ISO 19264-1, Metamorfoze and FADGI.

The products have received multiple awards, including the IT Innovation Award from the Initiative Mittelstand, the Focus Open International Design Award and the prestigious Modern Library Awards in the USA. The company is also an icon of the German economy and has received the “Best of German Industry” award.

The DATAWIN GmbH brand InoTec stands for the world’s most reliable and user-friendly desktop document scanners. Its scanners of the SCAMAX® family help governments, authorities and companies to scan, evaluate and sort large volumes of documents productively and in compliance with FADGI or ISO 19264-1. They are used where document volumes in the three- to six-digit range have to be processed in a short time or on a same-day basis, or where the annual document volume reaches or exceeds tens of millions.

The InoTec SCAMAX® document scanners are prize-winning and have received numerous awards: Just this March, the InoTec SCAMAX® 631 received “Highly Recommended” and “Highly Reliable” certificates in laboratory tests conducted by the independent market research company Keypoint Intelligence. The SCAMAX® 3×1 was named “Imaging Product of the Year” in the “Workgroup/Departmental” category at the DM Awards 2023.

Press contact Zeutschel GmbH:
Margot Rauscher
0049 7071 9706 11

Press contact DATAWIN GmbH:
Andrea Labermeyer
0871 430 599 100

About Zeutschel:

With its scanning and microfilm systems, Zeutschel GmbH has been making a key contribution to the digitization and long-term archiving of valuable documents in libraries and archives as well as in industrial companies and public administration for 60 years. The company is the world market leader in overhead scanners. A comprehensive range of software and accompanying services supports libraries and archives in the development of digital collections on the Internet and in the implementation of digital services. Founded in 1961, the company employs around 60 people and is represented in over 100 countries with its products and services. All Zeutschel products are ‘Made in Germany’: the entire production and all research and development activities take place at the company headquarters in Tübingen-Hirschau.


DATAWIN GmbH, based in Ergolding near Landshut, combines the three independent scanner, OMR and imaging brands DATAWIN, InoTec and BAPIS. The DATAWIN brand develops, designs and manufactures customized high-volume document scanners, optical mark readers and special paper-processing machines as well as their components as sub-products. The InoTec brand, based in Wölfersheim, Hesse, optimizes the business processes of its customers worldwide with highly reliable production scanners, sorting attachments and excellent service. The BAPIS brand offers customers from industry and research application-optimized solutions and consulting in the fields of imaging and digital control. To this end, it develops, designs, manufactures and optimizes hardware, software and firmware. The products of the DATAWIN GmbH brands are in use worldwide and across all industries wherever large quantities of paper-based information need to be digitized, evaluated and sorted quickly and reliably: for example in document archiving, incoming mail and document capture, in elections or in documentation. DATAWIN GmbH is certified in accordance with the European quality standard ISO 9001:2015 and is part of the extended corporate group of DATAGROUP, one of Germany’s leading IT service providers.

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