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Adam Equipment started in 1972 with the goal to provide quality weighing equipment and services at affordable prices, offering superior value to its customers. Today the company is still privately held and operated by one of the founding partners: Alan Storey.

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’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 of its customers. Adam Equipment is an ISO 9001 manufacturer with research and development based in the UK head office. The company meets or exceed most international manufacturing standards and regulations.

Adam Equipment and OEM branded products are used by various customers daily. You will 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.

Adam Equipment UK Office

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 Haemogram 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 South East 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