About Us

Scotland’s oldest family firm

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.

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

jws workforce

Our Mission

To guarantee our customers value and support with weighing solutions delivered on time every time.

Our Values

To provide our clients with professional and sustainable work.

Our Vision

To be the trailblazers in weighing innovation and excellence.

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

Our reputation is important to us. It has been earned by developing with the market through embracing new technology and growing with our 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 our continuing achievement of exemplary Health & Safety Standards.

At the heart of our business, as it has been for the last 300 years, are our people. JWS has held the Investors in People Award for more than 20 years. We 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.