About Us

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.


Dillon Quick-Check Provides Accuracy and Speed when Installing Cable Barrier Systems

Dillon Quick-Check Used for 50th Africa Games

Branat Construction Use Dillon Quick Check to Ensure Cell Tower Safety

Dillon selected as ORACLE TEAM USA official force measurement supplier

Our Corporate Family

Owned by Illinois Tool Works, Avery Weigh-Tronix incorporates some of the best known and longest-established companies in the weighing industry.

Avery Weigh-Tronix

Avery Weigh-Tronix is one of the world’s leading suppliers of weighing scales, systems and equipment.

We offer a wide range of industrial weighing systems and solutions, backed by an extensive service network throughout the USA.

Part of a large corporate family, we market and service our products in over 80 countries across the globe.

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Illinois Tool Works

Avery Weigh-Tronix is owned by Illinois Tool Works (ITW): a Fortune 200 company which is one of the world’s leading diversified manufacturers of specialized industrial equipment, consumables, and related service businesses.

A leading international business corporation with more than 100 years of history, ITW employs approximately 45,000 people and has operations in 53 countries worldwide.

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