Avery Berkel

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Avery Berkel
IndustryRetail Weighing machine
FateAcquired by Weigh-Tronix, continues to operate as a brand.
PredecessorGEC Avery (W & T Avery)
Berkel company
SuccessorAvery Weigh-Tronix

Avery Berkel is a brand and major manufacturer of commercial weighing machines owned by Illinois Tool Works.

Avery Berkel initially started in 1993 when the British conglomerate General Electric Company combined their GEC Avery (formerly W & T Avery) business with the newly acquired Berkel company. The group continued as a subsidiary of GEC (and later Marconi plc) until March 2000 when it was sold to Weigh-Tronix for £102.5 million to create Avery Weigh-Tronix.[1] Avery Berkel continued as the commercial brand of Avery Weigh-Tronix.

In September 2007, Illinois Tool Works acquired Avery Berkel from Avery Weigh-Tronix.[2] Illinois Tool Works acquired Avery Weigh-Tronix one year later, but kept the two companies separate.[3]


  1. ^ "Enron agrees to sell Wessex Water". Membrane Technology. 2002 (4): 1. April 2002. doi:10.1016/s0958-2118(02)80115-x. ISSN 0958-2118.
  2. ^ "Illinois Tool Works Inc. Acquires Food Retail Weighing Business Avery Berkel". news.thomasnet.com. Retrieved 2019-10-14.
  3. ^ "Illinois Tool Works Buys Avery Weigh-Tronix". Packaging Digest. 2008-09-28. Retrieved 2019-10-14.

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