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Yamato to showcase world class weighing solutions at Propak Africa

Published on Friday 15 February 2019 (10:30am)

The South African branch of Yamato Scale Dataweigh [] will be showcasing the impressive capabilities of its leading automatic weighing machinery at this year’s Propak Africa Show [] in March.

Yamato opens new office in South Africa

Published on Friday 15 February 2019 (10:28am)

Since setting up a distributor in South Africa in 2016 Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK, the UK business of leading global weighing equipment manufacturer Yamato, is expanding its operations in South Africa. The new offices are situated in Midrand, home to an expanding prestigious commercial and business zone on the outskirts of Johannesburg, which links the borders of the city with Pretoria.

Double Top at Yamato for Andrea and Lee

Published on Friday 26 October 2018 (4:56pm)

Two senior members of staff at Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK ( have notched up 40 years’ service between them.

Andrea Spencer and Lee Smith have each been working in the Yamato Scale team for 20 years. 

Andrea joined Yamato in June 1998 as spare parts co-ordinator. Her previous experience working in foreign exchange and as a travel agent stood her in good stead for the busy office environment at Yamato.

Scottish fresh fish producer finds the secret to increased production and quality thanks to new checkweigher

Published on Wednesday 17 October 2018 (10:19am)

A truly family run business, Prime Seafoods, based in Fraserburgh, is run by George Forman and his family; the fourth generation to be involved in the local fishing industry.

Prime Seafoods buys fresh fish from Peterhead Fish Market, the largest of its kind in Europe, and processes it at their purpose-designed facility, before dispatching to its customers within 48 hours.

In addition to supplying retail customers, Prime Seafoods supplies supermarket chain Aldi with haddock and smoked haddock fillets for its, The Fishmonger, range.

Yamato to showcase world class checkweighing solutions for compliance at PPMA

Published on Tuesday 07 August 2018 (3:44pm)

Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK will be demonstrating the world-beating capabilities of its leading automatic weighing machinery at this year’s PPMA Show in September.

Yamato will be exhibiting at the PPMA Show 2018, at the NEC in Birmingham, demonstrating the vital role that checkweighers and table top weighers play in ensuring contents accuracy and compliance with weights and measures legislation in the food packaging process.


Published on Tuesday 07 August 2018 (10:28am)

Yamato Scale Dataweigh and automatic packaging machinery and systems manufacturer, Rovema, held an exciting and successful in-house packaging event in July.

Yamato and Rovema customers brought their own products to trial with the new fully compostable and recyclable packaging. Yamato and Rovema demonstrated a range of sustainable food packaging solutions for a variety of applications in several food industry sectors – including snack and confectionery – at the fortnight-long event.

Weights and measures – are you compliant?

Published on Friday 03 August 2018 (1:09pm)

One of the most important requirements of process manufacturing is ensuring that packaging contents are accurate and compliant with local weights and measures legislation.

Current UK legislation defines packaged goods as products that are sold sealed, between 5 grams and 25 kilograms or 5 millilitres and 25 litres and are of the same weight or volume as other products of the same type.

What does it all mean?

Yamato achieves ISO9001:2015 accreditation

Published on Tuesday 10 July 2018 (2:55pm)
As a highly regarded, and well-recognised, acknowledgement of best-in-class quality standards, Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK, has successfully achieved the latest version of the ISO9001:2015 accreditation. 
The company is committed to complying with legal requirements and to the continuous improvement of its systems and performance. Objectives are set and monitored in order to drive ongoing development and improvement. 

Compliance is the key to consistent quality

Published on Tuesday 27 March 2018 (3:42pm)

When it comes to supplying consistent products to the UK’s leading supermarket brands, complying with weight legislation is only part of the story. Avoiding contamination and ensuring the product is delivered using the highest hygiene standards is also vital.

Leading soft fruit and berry producer, Berry Gardens ,was seeking to ensure quality of product and compliance in terms of both weight and contamination of its finished product.