Codan Ltd. designs and manufactures a diversified product range for the international radio communications, metal detection and mining technology markets and also supplies printed circuit boards for customers in Australia and New Zealand. It operates through four segments: Communications Equipment, Metal Detection, Mining Technology and Other. The Communications Equipment segment includes the design, development, manufacture and marketing of communications equipment. The Metal Detection segment includes the design, development, manufacture and marketing of metal detection equipment. The Mining Technology segment includes the design, manufacture, maintenance and support of a range of electronic products and associated software for the mining sector. The Other segment includes the manufacture and marketing of printed circuit boards. The company was founded by Alastair Wood, Ian Baker Wall and Jim Irvine Bettison on July 1, 1959 and is headquartered in Mawson Lakes, Australia.