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Retail's loss is waste's gain as Avery Weigh-Tronix shifts focus

Following the sale of its retail arm, Avery Weigh-Tronix will focus on its industrial customers, which includes the waste industry. Chief executive Jerry Bowe said the decision to sell Avery Berkel was not easy, but added that the move will allow the company to concentrate on researching and developing products for the industrial sector. Company customers include Sita, Biffa and several local authorities, Bowe added: Our products, software and service support help customers in the waste management sector to be more productive and profitable. Now, more than ever, our employees can focus on providing the best technology, the most reliable products and the most complete customer service in the industry. These companies often face tough markets and must implement continuous improvement and cost-reduction programmes, allied to investment in innovation and more efficient operating systems. Typically they need to scrutinise their yields, throughput rates, wastage, remedial work, downtime and maintenance costs over a period of time. The news comes as the company unveils several new products for the waste industry, including onboard weighing technology using digital load cells and software.

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