Dillon was founded in 1937 by William C. Dillon in the United States as a supplier of cable tensioning products to the armed forces. The company grew rapidly, expanded its offering and today has a comprehensive range of force measurement devices.
Today, Dillon provides a wide range of load monitoring and force measurement products, from software to force gauges, crane scales, dynamometers and tension meters. The company focuses on providing quality measurement devices for tension, compression and push/pull forces for industrial environments. These products are sold into a wide variety of markets worldwide including lifting applications, telecommunications, aviation, military, public utilities, offshore oil/gas, shipping and elevator/lift maintenance.
In 1986, Dillon was acquired by Avery Weigh-Tronix, a world leading manufacturer of industrial scales, weighing equipment and measurement devices. Avery Weigh-Tronix is part of Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW), a Fortune 200 diversified manufacturer of advanced industrial technologies with operations in 57 countries. Our factory is based in Fairmont, MN where we design, build, test and calibrate the Dillon equipment to meet the rigorous safety, quality and reliability standards demanded by the industries we serve.
With a reputation for superior strength, reliability, accuracy and quality, Dillon goes from strength to strength.