Over 90 years’ manufacturing experience

Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK, based in Leeds, is the UK business of Yamato, a leading global manufacturer of commercial weighing equipment with over 90 years’ manufacturing experience.

As a pioneer of multihead weighing technology, Yamato provides multihead weighers that are both eco-friendly and innovative to meet the needs of manufacturers today.

Our Heritage

Yamato was founded as the Kawanishi Machinery Co. Ltd. in Japan in 1920. It became Yamato in 1945. The first domestically-made strain gauge load cell was produced in 1953 and manufacturing of the first digital electronic scales commenced in 1969.

Yamato Scale was one of the first companies to realise the true potential that lay in the technology of multihead weighing. At the end of the 1970s Yamato developed the first multihead weigher. In 1979, the first multihead weigher to be equipped with load cells was introduced.

Since then Yamato has continued to innovate in the industry developing ‘double shift operation’, introducing a 16-head multihead weigher with memory buckets and developing mixing software and a touch screen command module in the 1980s.

The launch of the Sigma F1 Frontier series in 2005 revolutionised multihead weighing technology, enabling the quick, precise and safe weighing of new and previously unforeseen applications.

In 2008 Yamato introduced a completely new concept for a 28-head multihead weigher.

Today, Yamato holds over 400 patents worldwide and is continuously developing new technologies to provide better weighing solutions for our customers.



Corporate Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is an integral part of our management approach and our global strategy. Our cornerstones are:

  • Operations and new product development
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Reduction in power consumption
  • Colleagues and Communities
  • Our people
  • Charity work
  • Safety and responsibility
  • Food safety
  • People safety

Increasingly our corporate goals include social and environmentally responsible initiatives across all areas of our operations; with all employees sharing in our aim to be responsible citizens.

We support and train our employees to ensure they deliver a first-class service. It’s one of the reasons that employee satisfaction is maintained at a high level.

We continually strive to:

  • Use measures to combat our carbon footprint
  • Encourage a reduction in use of car / plane travel through video conferencing
  • Use recycling initiatives and key stats – Yamato Scale UK are a zero landfill site
  • Make annually chosen charitable donations

At Yamato we are committed to compliance to the continuous improvement of our systems and performance. Objectives are set and monitored in order to drive ongoing development and improvement.

As part of our commitment to quality, our management system has been re-assessed by TUV Nord against the requirements of ISO 9001:2015

ISO9001:2015 is designed to ensure that Yamato meets the needs of its customers and other stakeholders, while at the same time meeting all the statutory and regularity compliance requirements relating to automatic weighing machines and food processing.