It was established in the early eighties by brothers, Trevor & Jeffrey Baillie. Trevor & Jeffrey had their roots in the mines at Broken Hill in far western New South Wales where they completed electrical and boiler making trades respectively. They left the ‘hill’ after the local mines fell on hard times due to the depletion of resources and low mineral prices. Trevor under took and completed an electrical engineering degree and thereafter worked for an instrument company in surburban Sydney. Jeffrey worked as non destructive testing officer in Gladstone Queensland. They joined forces to to set up a engineering focussed weighing company with Trevor supplying electrical Knowledge and Jeffrey mechanical experience. The union and obvious flare they both had for engineering secured their new company, Australian Weighing Equipment, a niche in a multi-national dominated industry. Since the humble beginning in the early eighties Australian Weighing Equipment and our sister company Rite weigh Scales have become a major players in the weighing and packaging industries.