About Scan

Scan Automation Technology was founded in 1981 by Mr. Ching Long Lee, and his wife (and the current President of Scan) Kitty Lee. During the first two years of operations, Scan served as a distributor of industrial electronics, where Mr. Lee and his team of a few family and friends, provided industrial supplies and services to companies around southern Taiwan. Two years later in 1983 Scan entered the sensor-manufacturing world by introducing our own Q16 inductive sensor, and followed shortly by a family of digital counters. This is the small spark that started Scan.

This all started in a small office in Tainan, Taiwan, where our customer service, sales, and half of our engineering teams are still based today. Several members of the team from early 1980s are still working from this office. Most importantly the same curiosity and excitement continues to drive each and every one of us at Scan.

Scan Over the Years:

Today Scan produces over 200,000 products spanning across several product families. Each product we present is built in our ISO certified factory in Shenzhen, with tooling and hardware we designed and built in our own machine shop. These products are designed and built to meet the applicable standards including CE, CSA/UL, CCC, RoHS, and REACH. Our operations has repeatedly received recognition for CSR by the government of Shenzhen.

Product Categories

Distribution Boxes
Field Connectors
Proximity Sensors:
Hall Effect
Photoelectric Sensors:
Over 28 different families
Sensor Tester
Counter & Controller
Light Tower

The small family business Mr. Lee created has evolved into a hub for sensor research, engineering, and manufacturing. People with different backgrounds and experiences are gathered here because of their love for the technology that goes into designing and making sensors. They are supported by the latest of manufacturing and research technology and has been granted a number of patents relating to materials, design, and manufacturing process of sensors.

This is why we are here. We care about what we do. Here at Scan our passion for sensor technology is unleashed.

Scan Profile

Scan Automation Technology Company Profile
Company Profile Founded 1981, Taiwan
Employees* 210+
Locations 2
Annual Production* (thousand units) Proximity sensors 300+
Photoelectric sensors 50+
Cables-related 300+
Accessories & others** 200+
Cables produced (meters) 1,000+
Certifications, Standards, & Awards Operations ISO9001:2015
Products CCC, CE, CSA, UL (cables), RoHS (2015/863/EU), REACH, CA Prop 65.
Responsibility Shenzhen CSR
*Based on 2015 to 2018 annual averages.
**Including sensor hardware, digital counters, sensor controllers, and other products.