We believe great service is
great for business

Over 125 years of supplying, calibrating and maintaining weighing equipment

Who we are

D Brash & Sons is a family owned business that was founded in Glasgow in 1879. The original business built, supplied and serviced scales to the coal trade and moved to our present site in Clarkston in 1974. The Company now operates from 6 sites across the UK and will be able to service your business, whatever your location. The company is one of the UK’s leading independent distributors of weighing equipment and we offer impartial advice and competitive prices. The company has ISO9001 for service and repair and UKAS accreditation for on-site calibration. We are a leading distributor for a number of leading manufacturers including Minebea Intec, Ohaus, Dini Argeo and Seca. We offer impartial advice on all products and look to suggest the most appropriate scale for your application at a competitive price.

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Our Journey

  • 1879

    D Brash & Sons Founded.

    Founded in the heart of Glasgow by the Brash Family, D Brash & Sons focused on the supply and service of weighing scales to the Glasgow Coal Industry.

  • 1950

    Moved Premises twice during 1900's

    As Brash continued to trade successfully in the heart of Glasgow through the early 1900's the business was growing fast and moved premises twice during this period.

  • 1974

    Moved to Our current premises

    With the business still growing and the ever increasing need for additional space we moved to our current hear office location in Clarkston on the south side of Glasgow.

  • 1987

    Further Expansion

    Expanding south from Scotland, and with new markets in mind, Brash opened their second branch located in Potters Bar London. Set up specifically as a hire centre the premises were ideally placed to service the south of the UK with hire equipment.

  • 1995

    Stockport Expansion

    Another service branch opened in Stockport giving Brash additional geographic coverage, while focusing on the supply, and calibration of scales the Stockport branch later relocated to Stretford Manchester in 1999 where it is still in operation to this day.

  • 2001

    Scale Services Acquisition

    Expanding the business yet again this was the first major acquisition for the company when they purchased Scale Services Ltd in Slough. Scale Services expanded our market share and brought with it extensive knowledge of the Pharmaceutical Industry. Today they are known as our laboratory balance division.

  • 2002

    Industrial Scales Acquisition

    Industrial Scales Ltd was purchased through the Brash acquisition program and merged with with the Stockport Manchester Branch

  • 2004

    The Company Celebrated 125 years

    Brash Celebrate 125 years in the weighing industry.

  • 2005

    South Wales Scale Acquisition

    South Wales Scale Company Ltd was purchased and became the Heavy Industrial Division of D Brash & Sons Ltd, bring with it specialist knowledge of weighbridges and process equipment.

  • 2011

    Autoweigh Scales Ltd Acquisition

    Brash purchase AutoWeigh Scales Ltd to expand coverage in the Leeds and Bradford area.

  • 2016

    Berry Weighing acquired

    Berry weighing was acquired and merged with AutoWeigh scales, bringing together a larger industrial and medical scale calibration and repair business.

  • Present Day

    Currently operating from multiple sites throughout the United Kingdom D Brash & Sons Ltd have grown to be one of the UK's largest independent weighing companies. We specialise in the supply, calibration and repair of industrial weighing scales and laboratory balances.