The US Business
The American side of the business, Weigh-Tronix, was incorporated in 1971 as a designer and manufacturer of agricultural scales. The company’s proprietary technology, the Weigh Bar®, allowed it to quickly expand into all types of industrial scales. Once part of the Staveley group, Weigh-Tronix acquired Avery with the help of private equity in 2000. After several private equity owners, the company was sold to ITW in 2008.
The Present Day
Today, Avery Weigh-Tronix encompasses a number of the world’s best-known weighing companies, including Brecknell, Dillon and Railweight. The company is now a wholly owned subsidiary of ITW corporation, a publicly traded, Fortune 200 company with over 800 subsidiaries. ITW has a repository of proven strategies and business process models used by all subsidiaries. These tools help companies find new ways to enhance customer satisfaction by providing original, customized products and service.