Micro Weighing Systems was established in 1994, by current Managing Director Richard Clarke, a veteran within the weighing industry with over 40 years of experience. In 1997 the business became MWS Ltd and Andrew Clarke joined as an assembly engineer. Building on the success of the Micro 3000 and 4000 indicators a new range of weighing equipment was developed for the food industry, emphasis was placed on hygiene and design aesthetics, developing simple weighing products with a low cost of longterm ownership has been at the forefront of MWS ethos since the beginning.MWS is the sole authorised distributor for the UK & Ireland markets,due to a previous skills gap in the market.

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Unit 6, Meer End Interchange Business Estate , Birstall , Yorkshire LE4 3EH United Kingdom
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Manufacturing, Other
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
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Design & Manufacture

MWS gained an enviable name within the industry as a manufacturer of high quality equipment with many large Weighing Scale manufacturers buying the product range to rebadge as their own. To this day MWS still manufacture equipment for the biggest names in the weighing industry, a testament to the quality and innovation of MWS products.

Service & Calibration

In 2005 MWS bought Betterweigh, a Leicester based service and calibration company, this added a new dimension to the MWS supply portfolio. Two members of Betterweigh remain with MWS and are key in the ongoing success of the business.

A 360 degree company

MWS can count themselves as one of the only UK-based suppliers of weighing scale companies that can design, manufacture, install and maintain weighing equipment – a beginning to end supply process.


Registered under the ISO9001:2008 scheme for quality assurance in service, calibration, design and manufacture via the National Measurements Office. MWS are also approved for the self verification of trade approved weighing machinery.


MWS moved into a new factory earlier in 2016, located in the new industrial estate designed by Jelson in Birstall, Leicestershire. The new premises increases the factory size by 300% over the previous facilities, and includes a large dedicated welding/fabrication area, two open plan offices over two floors and increased storage for stock. There is also a dedicated boardroom where MWS has held several successful seminars and training sessions for customers and partners to learn about new products.

Supplying some of the largest food manufacturing companies in the UK, MWS industrial scales are designed and manufactured right here in the UK, with many Leicestershire-based companies supplying materials, components and services.

Andrew Clarke, Commercial Director, MWS Ltd, comments, “The new factory meets our needs perfectly as a growing company in the scale industry. We have seen a real appetite for our UK-manufactured products, and by moving into a much larger facility we are now able to increase our production output and better serve our customers. We look forward to expanding further and taking on more engineers and apprentices in order to continue providing the best possible service to our customers.”

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MWS Ltd have been designing and manufacturing industrial weighing systems for a variety of industries since 1994. During the last 20 years we have manufactured a wide range of bespoke weighing systems for many client applications where standard models were not suitable.

There are only a handful of manufacturers left in the UK who design and manufacture weighing equipment. Many of our clients include other scale suppliers who are unable to manufacture equipment for their clients. Whilst many scale companies claim to manufacture, we truly do. We welcome any client to visit our manufacturing facility and visit with our design and fabrication team.

MWS’s design and manufacture team has decades of experience in developing quality weighing scales.

As we supply direct to end users our prices are very competitive, often very close to inferior imported weighing scales. We also work with OEM companies to supply turnkey weighing solutions to end users.

Our sister company Betterweigh is well equipped to service and maintain any equipment supplied by MWS; as an ISO9001 accredited company our clients are assured of the best service available.