Yamato Scale was originally founded as the Kawanishi Machinery Co. Ltd. in Japan in 1920 and quickly became the leader for industrial weighing in the food, chemical and heavy industries.
The headquarters of Yamato Scale are located in Akashi, Japan.
Throughout its history, Yamato Scale has developed weighing solutions for various industrial domains, including the automotive and traffic sectors.
Yamato Scale was one of the first companies to realize 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, Yamato Scale introduced the first multihead weigher that was equipped with load cells.
In 1988, Yamato was the first company in the world to create a mixing-software for multihead weighers that would enable the precise weighing of mixed applications. The introduction of the Touch Screen Command Console in 1989 revolutionized the handling and controlling of the multihead weigher.
In order to accommodate the industry’s growing demand for high-speed weighing, Yamato Scale introduced the “Double Shift Operation” in 1981, thereby allowing speeds of 120 weighings per minute (wpm) to be obtained for the first time in history.
In 1984, Yamato was able to increase this speed to 160 wpm with a 16-head weigher containing newly developed memory buckets.