Keyence Corporation is a direct sales organization that develops and manufactures automation sensors, vision systems, barcode readers, laser markers, measuring instruments, and digital microscopes.Keyence Corporation was founded in 1974 in Osaka, Japan and specializes in factory automation. Ranging in everything from photoelectric and proximity sensors to measuring instruments for inspection lines and high precision microscopes used in institutions. Keyence not only manufacturers high end parts but specializes in product planning and development and does not manufacture the final products. These products are produced at contract qualifying manufacturing companies.