Oldest Family Firms In Scotland

1715 – John White and Son

John White and Son (JWS) is a leading UK supplier of weighing solutions. Founded in 1715, it has over the years, gained a reputation for innovation and engineering excellence.

It was John White, a blacksmith from Auchtermuchty, who began the whole story in 1715. Not content with creating just any old weighing machine, he produced a particularly fine example of a ‘Dutch-end’ beam scale – the latest design from Germany – for one of his customers.

Today JWS aim to provide the best weighing solutions to meet their customers’ varied needs. Through excellent customer service their mission is to share their expertise in providing cost-effective weighing solutions and in-service support. As a family business they will continue to expand and develop by working closely with customers to ensure, as always, that their changing needs are met. Flexibility means that JWS can cater for a wide range of applications such as harsh and hazardous environments and meet hygiene and ATEX compliance legislation.

With sites covering the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Africa and the Middle East they are well placed to use the knowledge gained over many years to provide the correct weighing solution.

Their reputation is important to them. It has been earned by developing with the market through embracing new technology and growing with customers by anticipating and meeting their needs in terms of product quality, reliability and service excellence.

JWS operates a Quality Management System to ISO9001:2015 and is accredited for the Self Verification of Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments.

As an approved Safe Contractor member, this serves to highlight their continuing achievement of exemplary Health & Safety Standards.

At the heart of the business, as it has been for the last 300 years, are people. JWS has held the Investors in People Award for more than 20 years. They continue to strive for a diverse and inclusive workforce with a key focus on learning and development, in order to continue to meet the needs of this rapidly developing and changing industry.

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