Avery Weigh-Tronix

Avery Weigh-Tronix is a subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works specialising in industrial weighing machines. Its headquarters stands on the site of the Soho Foundry in Smethwick, West Midlands, England. The company additionally has a United States-based manufacturing and retail manufacturing plant. The company is one of the largest suppliers of weighing solutions. The company is registered as Avery Weigh-Tronix, Ltd. in the UK and Avery Weigh-Tronix, LLC in the US.

Avery Weigh-Tronix, Ltd.
Avery Weigh-Tronix, LLC
IndustryIndustrial weighing machines
PredecessorAvery Berkel
FoundedJune 2000 (2000-06) (as Avery Wrigh-Tronix)
HeadquartersSmethwick, West Midlands, United Kingdom
ParentIllinois Tool Works (2008-current)


The company was formed in June 2000 when the U.S.-based weighing company Weigh-Tronix acquired the Avery Berkel group of companies. Avery Berkel was the result of the merger between GEC Avery (formally W & T Avery) and Berkel.[1]

Avery Weigh-Tronix was the parent company in the group with every other company (including Avery Berkel) being brands of Avery Weigh-Tronix. Avery Weigh-Tronix was used as the industrial brand of the company.

In September 2007, Illinois Tool Works acquired Avery Berkel from Avery Weigh-Tronix.[2]

In September 2008, Illinois Tool Works acquires Avery Weigh-Tronix,[3] Avery Berkel and Avery Weigh-Tronix were kept separate with Avery Weigh-Tronix focusing more on the industrial and commercial and avery Berkel focusing on retail.[4]


  1. Academic Foundation'S Bulletin On Banking & Finance : Volume -6. Academic Foundation. 2000. ISBN 9788171881949.
  2. "Illinois Tool Works Inc. Acquires Food Retail Weighing Business Avery Berkel". news.thomasnet.com. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  3. "Illinois Tool Works Acquires Avery Weigh-Tronix". www.mdm.com. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  4. "Illinois Tool Works Buys Avery Weigh-Tronix". Packaging Digest. 28 September 2008. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
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