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Adam Equipment Company History

Adam Equipment was founded in 1972 with the goal of providing quality weighing equipment and services at affordable prices, offering superior value to its customers.


Adam scales and balances are sold throughout the world, supported by a diversified network of distributors. The company’s products are available through e-commerce, catalogue distribution and independent dealers, who can provide additional application sales and technical service.


Adam Equipment founded


Fifty years of service


 Distribution centres

ISO 9001 


Adam’s distribution channel is maintained by wholly owned facilities strategically located in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Australia. These locations provide technical, warehouse, sales, and marketing assistance to all its customers. Adam Equipment is an ISO 9001 manufacturer with research and development based in the UK head office. The company meets or exceeds most international manufacturing standards and regulations.

Adam Equipment and OEM branded products are used daily by customers worldwide. You'll see Adam products in the scientific, medical, educational, industrial, manufacturing and retail sectors, to mention just a few. Customers rely on Adam Equipment to provide them with consistent and accurate results.

Throughout the company’s history Adam has grown and gained market share, thanks to the support of its loyal dealers.


Pathway to the Present


1972 Formed by one of the founding partners, Alan Storey

1975 Company moves to Milton Keynes, UK


1984 Adam moves to larger owner-occupied premises in Milton Keynes

1985 Manufactures a new mechanical design of a scale for the cotton industry in Tanzania

1988 Manufactures a medical scale and exhibits at an international show


1990 Opens a new office in South Africa

1991 Reequips schools in Kuwait with the largest single order placed for precision balances

1995 Designs and manufactures the Hemogram to weigh and control use of swabs in operating theatres

1997 UK head office moves to a larger facility

1998 US office and warehouse opens in Connecticut

1999 South Africa office moves to larger facility


2001 Manufactures a towing force transducer for use by police in accident investigations

2004 Larger specially designed production facility purchased and built in South Africa

2005 State of the art production facility opens in China to meet the growing demands

2006 New range of precision, analytical and moisture balances launched

2006 New design of Industrial and counting scales released

2006 Sales and distribution centre opens in Australia

2007 US warehouse expands to meet growing sales

2008 Shanghai sales office opens to support China and Southeast Asia customers


2010 Production facilities in China expanded to meet further demand with new ranges added

2012 40th anniversary celebrated with a charity donation to build a major extension of a school in Rwanda

2013 UK head office expands and moves to a redesigned factory in Milton Keynes

2015 New European sales and distribution centre designed and built in Germany

2015 US operations expands to a custom-built site in Oxford CT

2018 Australia move to new office in Bibra Lake, Perth

2019 Adam releases new range of scales and balances including the Cruiser, Solis and Equinox

2019 Adam’s directors sell all their shares to Indutrade AB, an international technology and industrial group based in Sweden.


2022 Adam Equipment turns 50! Fifty years of helping and improving how customers measure mass.