Avery Weigh-Tronix

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Avery Weigh-Tronix is a company specialising in weighing machines. Its headquarters stands on the site of the Soho Foundry overlooking Black Patch Park in Smethwick, England, with a United States-based manufacturing and retail manufacturing plant.

Avery Weigh-Tronix (AWTX UK) is the UK’s largest manufacturer of scales and weighing equipment. AWTX is a company specialising in the service, maintenance, calibration and sales of weighing equipment. AWTX also offer nationwide cover for scale and IT-based product installation, repair and maintenance through a network of service centres and technicians.

It was formed in June 2000 when United States weighing company Weigh-Tronix acquired the Avery Berkel group of businesses, bringing together the four brands of W & T Avery, Berkel, Salter and Weigh-Tronix. Avery Weigh-Tronix is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of weighing equipment.

On the Soho Foundry site the company runs one of the very few Museums of Weighing in the world; admission by appointment only.

Corporate family[edit]

The Illinois Tool Works or ITW (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 200 company that produces engineered fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems, and specialty products. It was founded in 1912 by Byron L. Smith.

The consolidation of the group was finally completed in September 2003, when the change of name to Avery Weigh-Tronix created a single corporate entity to service today’s global markets.

Salter Brecknell[edit]

Avery Weigh-Tronix also sells products under the brand name Salter Brecknell: scales are sold through a dealer-distributor network and direct to some retailers, including mechanical and consumer products.


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