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.