Crowley was able to offer us technology, expertise, experience and reasonable pricing. The staff was easy to work with, which was essential to the success of this project.

- Fran O’Donnell, Curator of Manuscripts and Archives, Andover-Harvard Theological Library

Scanning Equipment and Software Manufacturing and Distribution



Mekel Scanning Equipment
Wicks and Wilson Scanning Equipment and Software
Extek Microsystems Microfilm Scanners
HF Processors Document Scanning

With the 2003 purchases of Mekel TechnologyExtek Microsystems and HF Processors, The Crowley Company added the role of manufacturer as a natural extension of the distribution and service bureau arms of the company. In 2011, Crowley became an international manufacturer with the purchase of Wicks and Wilson, one of the firm’s primary competitors. In addition to deepening commitment to the digital archives market, these investments have allowed Crowley to better support clients through increased technical knowledge, increased physical and proprietary resources and a greatly expanded worldwide distribution network. For more than three decades, Crowley has been – and continues to be – an industry leader in engineering innovative capture equipment and software solutions. Examples of Crowley origination are numerous and include, most recently, the release of the UScan+ universal film scanner, which has changed the face of the on-demand scanner/viewer/printer market, and the MACH7380, a next-generation reference archive (blip microfilm) scanner.


In addition to the above-mentioned manufactured product lines, Crowley has partnered with a number of trusted manufacturers to distribute a full range of high-quality scanning equipment.

Crowley is the Exclusive U.S. Distributor of:

  • Zeutschel document, book and microfilm imaging systems – exclusive U.S. distributor
  • InoTec production-level document scanners – U.S and Canadian reseller
  • Qidenus high-speed document scanners – U.S. and Canadian reseller

Crowley is a Domestic Distributor of:

  • Avision high-speed document scanners – U.S. and Canadian reseller
  • Digitech Systems ECM, workflow and storage solutions – U.S. reseller
  • IMAGELINK archive writers, archive processors, digital scanners and microfilm media – U.S. reseller


Crowley’s U.S. and European business development, engineering and technical support staff and network of international distributors are carefully selected for their working knowledge of the micrographics and digital capture industries. A thorough understanding of the small and large archival preservation, document management and imaging needs of an organization is a key component to Crowley’s ability to succeed with clients in every vertical market.

Particularly in the case of in-house staff, immediate access to technical support personnel and a full-service imaging bureau lends a distinct advantage when determining the best solution to each client’s unique preservation and records management challenges. As a unique multi-vendor resource, Crowley personnel have the ability to match specific products to a specific challenge, often utilizing a complement of several different brand scanners, software and services to form a complete solution.