Avery Weigh-Tronix Limited Acquires Central Weighing Limited


Avery Weigh-Tronix Limited, a business unit of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW),recently announced it has acquired Central Weighing Limited. Avery Weigh-Tronix is a global supplier of weighing solutions, operating out of Fairmont, Minnesota with headquarters in the UK.

Central Weighing specializes 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.

Avery Weigh-Tronix is a leading edge global manufacturer and supplier of high quality industrial weighing products and systems. 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.

“Avery Weigh-Tronix is one of the leading industrial scale and weighing system manufacturers in the world. The acquisition of Central Weighing will bring a new depth of innovative products, allowing us the opportunity to expand our global reach and bring added value to the market by leveraging existing distribution networks,” said Peggi Trimble, General Manager, Industrial Division at Avery Weigh-Tronix.

Avery Weigh-Tronix has its headquarters in Birmingham, England with operations in North America, Ireland, France, Austria, India, Malaysia and China.

Central Weighing is based in Kidderminster, England and operates worldwide.

About Avery Weigh-Tronix

A pioneer in scale technology, Avery Weigh-Tronix is one of the world's largest suppliers of weighing solutions, offering equipment for the full spectrum of industrial scale uses in over 80 countries. It is a business unit within the Test and Measurement group of Illinois Tool Works Inc.

Celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2012, Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW), is a Fortune 200 global diversified and value-added manufacturer of highly engineered components and industrial systems and consumables. Revenues in 2011 totaled $17.8 billion with more than half of these generated outside of the United States. The Company consists of approximately 825 business units in 52 countries and employs some 60,000 people. For more information, visit itw.com.