Built a provider of leading-edge solutions for map data conversion

ProCaptura AS (now Geofoto Scandinavia) offers hardware, software and services for data conversion of maps and visual diagrams. The company originates from the Kongsberg technology cluster and has developed the world’s most accurate large-scale scanners. In addition ProCaptura utilizes its own leading-edge pattern recognition algorithms to recognize objects in old maps and diagrams. Key customers include a number of national map agencies as well as industrial companies like Boeing and British Telecom. ProCaptura was sold back to management in 2007 and is now part of Geofoto LLC, a Croatian cartographic company.

Key developments during our ownership:

  • Expansion of business offering from high-quality scanning to a full map data conversion solution provider.
  • Transition from a pure Nordic focus to more than 80% international business.
  • Received research grant for development of object recognition software from satellite and air plane photographs.

Sold back to management in 2007.
Responsible partner: Jens Petter Falck, Erik Sandersen