Yamato traces it's origins to 1922 when Kawanishi Machinery Co., Ltd. created a scale manufacturing division. This became the separate company, Yamato, in 1945. Since then Yamato has established itself as a global leader in the weighing equipment and systems industry. Yamato produced Japan's first domestically made strain gauge load cell in 1953 and began manufacturing digital electronic scales in 1969.
Yamato was one of the first companies to realize the possibilities of the multihead principal, and began manufacturing computerized multihead weighers and load cell checkweighers in 1980. Yamato holds over 400 patents worldwide and is continuously developing new technologies to provide better solutions for our customers. They also realize that the quality of our products and services is essential to customer satisfaction. Yamato was the first company in the scale industry to be recognized as a designated manufacturer under Japan's Measurement Law. The production facility in Akashi, Japan became ISO 9002 certified in 1994, and ISO 9001:2000 certified in 2002. To this day the focus remains on quality, customer satisfaction and developing new technologies.