Avery Weigh-Tronix Ltd. has acquired Central Weighing Ltd. Avery Weigh-Tronix is a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality industrial weighing products and systems. A business unit of Illinois Tool Works Inc, the company has been manufacturing weighing equipment from its global headquarters in Birmingham since 1895, with operations in North America, Ireland, France, Austria, India, Malaysia and China.
Central Weighing, based in Kidderminster, specialises in vehicle weighing, tracking and management systems. It also offers a unique web based tracking and monitoring system developed for municipal vehicles and the waste industry marketed under the Exactrak name.
The acquisition of Central Weighing will facilitate the pooling of technological resources, complimentary product and service capabilities of two market leaders. It also reinforces the commitment by Avery Weigh-Tronix to providing smarter innovative products and achieving greater reach to the global marketplace with expansion into both existing and growth markets.
"We are very pleased to announce this exciting news. This acquisition allows us the opportunity to expand our global reach and bring added value, innovative products to the market by leveraging existing distribution networks," said Peggi Trimble, General Manager, Industrial Division at Avery Weigh-Tronix.