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ScanSnap Celebrates 5 Million Unit Shipments!

Yokohama, Japan, November 6, 2018 - PFU Limited, a subsidiary of Fujitsu Ltd., the world's leading scanner manufacturer, is proud to announce that as of September 2018, global shipments of its image scanner, ScanSnap have passed the 5 million mark*1.

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The scanner that digitizes information with just one touch, ScanSnap was first released in 2001. From its release, it has been used in various regions throughout the world, in North America, Latin America, Asia, Oceania to EMEA, and has succeeded in achieving 5 million global shipments.

ScanSnap has been evolving continuously since its first release. Constantly reflecting customer opinions to the best of our ability, the ScanSnap iX1500 was launched in October as our flagship scanner with a completely new interface, 5 years after the launch of the iX500. This has led to the new ScanSnap generation with a new brand message, “Capture today. Advance tomorrow.”, representing our desire to assist customers in to expanding their network of people and information.

“We would like to thank all our loyal customers and partners. Without your support, we could not have reached this remarkable milestone. We will continue to develop innovative products and assist customers in obtaining the ideal lifestyle and workstyle. ScanSnap, of course, will remain playing a big part, and will keep evolving to suit customer needs.” said President, Kiyoshi Handa, PFU Limited.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 140,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. For more information, please see

About PFU Limited

PFU Limited, a subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited, is a $1.3 billion global enterprise that designs, develops, manufactures, and globally markets computer hardware, peripheral products, enterprise software and systems. PFU is one of the world’s leading document scanner companies which offer a broad portfolio of document scanners for personal, desktop, workgroup and high-volume production environment. PFU has been engaged in the document imaging scanner business for more than 30 years. For more information, please see



  1. The number encompasses ScanSnap shipped from July 2001 to the end of September 2018 (counted by PFU).