About IVS

Unparalleled expertise and experience in vision technology for automated quality control.

Our machine vision systems are some of the most innovative and advanced on the market today. They are used all over the world in automated production processes for quality control, inspection, guidance, identification, measurement, tracking and counting – in many diverse industries.

The Company

Industrial Vision Systems Ltd (IVS®) is a global provider of vision systems, machine vision and automated inspection machinery. Our non-contact vision systems and machines are used in all areas of production across a diverse range of industry sectors. Our mission is to make companies more efficient, highly flexible and quicker with our machine vision solutions.

We know that working in partnership with our customers achieves the best results. By listening to our clients and working together, we communicate on equal terms – building trust and going the extra mile to develop the ideal solution.

Market Leading Innovation

We work at the cutting edge of technology. Our innovative solutions provide our customers with the most up-to-date machine vision automation, based on the very latest digital camera technology. Our cost-effective, easy-to-set up vision systems enable rapid integration and company-wide standardisation through seamless factory communication.

Our latest generation systems are based on modern digital camera technology combined with sub-pixel accuracy vision software for unparalleled ease of deployment within factory automation.

Unparalleled Expertise and Experience

Thanks to our unparalleled expertise and experience in vision technology for automated quality control, we hold an enviable position at the forefront of machine vision development.

Our extensive range of vision systems and inspection machines is backed by a unerring commitment to quality and adherence to Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP) guidelines. We operate a complete in-house mechanical, electrical and control design service providing customers with full project management and feedback. We are a member of the British Standards Institute, CE Marking Association and the Processing & Packaging Machinery Association. We are also an accredited member of the SafeContractor® scheme.

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Our History

Since our foundation in 2000, we have grown to become one of Europe’s leading companies for the supply and support of vision inspection machines, machine vision products, special purpose vision machines, smart camera systems and peripheral vision equipment. We export to countries around the world, providing both large and small manufacturing companies across the globe with leading vision technology.

With an ongoing focus on innovation and research & development, we continue to develop and broaden the range of our technology portfolio. In 2023, IVS became part of the Oxford Metrics plc (AIM: OMG) group of companies.

Oxford Metrics Group

IVS is a subsidiary of Oxford Metrics—an international powerhouse at the forefront of smart sensing vision innovation! With a global footprint spanning over 70 countries, the company empowers clients in motion measurement to not just gather data but to truly unleash its potential. Oxford Metrics boasts a community of over 10,000 active customers, featuring heavyweights from education, entertainment, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, research, and sports. The company is proud to count iconic names like Red Bull, Imperial College London, Dreamscape Immersive, Industrial Light & Magic, and even NASA among its esteemed clientele.

The company’s journey, rooted in a legacy since 1984, began in healthcare and evolved into the realms of entertainment, where it clinched prestigious accolades—an OSCAR® and an Emmy®. From there, Oxford Metrics ventured into the dynamic fields of defence and engineering, continuously pushing boundaries. Headquartered in the vibrant city of Oxford, in close proximity to IVS HQ, the company’s influence extends globally, with offices strategically located in California, Colorado, and Auckland.


We operate from a custom designed facility at the prestigious Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, in the UK. The campus is one of the most advanced and active innovation communities in Europe, located just south of Oxford and only forty-five minutes from Heathrow Airport.

IVS finds itself in good company, located close to the European Space Agency, Diamond Light Source and RAL Space, the overall campus hosts an array of over £1 billion of world leading research infrastructure. At the core of Harwell is collaboration. Its occupants and visitors have access to world-class engineering and scientific facilities, leading-edge research and an exceptional talent pool.

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IVS® is filled with talented people, working at the cutting edge of vision system development, who are passionate about what they do. If that sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

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