Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


Packaging: Rice Lake Weighing Systems opens European service center

US-based scale manufacturer strengthens dedication to customers abroad
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
June 23, 2011

Having only recently cemented the details of a newly formed partnership within India, Rice Lake Weighing Systems (RLWS) announces the opening of a fully staffed European distribution center. Rice Lake Weighing Systems Europe B.V.  is now open in Arnhem, Netherlands.

RLWS is a privately owned industrial scale manufacturer with roughly 400 US employees. The Rice Lake brand, recognized worldwide for everything from industrial weighing equipment to made-to-order process-control systems, is perhaps best known for a uniquely personal approach to service and customer contact.

The company has been part of CEO Mark Johnson’s family since 1946. “Our business was built on service— the ability to be responsive and stay connected with our customers. As we’ve grown, having this facility within Europe makes sense. It’s the best way to maintain those standards and provide the trademark service, selection and speed our customers have come to expect.”

Employees at the Arnhem location are experienced and ready to assist with technical support, product training, and more. Rice Lake Weighing Systems Europe B.V.is a full-service operation with a complete warehouse of products that will ship direct to dealers across Europe. These trained and authorized dealers offer industrial customers a range of popular Rice Lake products, including weights, bench scales, weight indicators, digital controllers and even custom weighing solutions.

“Our European customers will now have the option of calling on a European-based staff and have better access to support services like training and product demonstrations,” adds Mark.

Businesses interested in learning more about Rice Lake products or distributing the Rice Lake brand within Europe may reach this office directly by calling +31 (0)88 2349171 or by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Rice Lake Weighing Systems is a family-owned, ISO9001 certified corporation based in the United States. Headquarters, metrology laboratory and main manufacturing plant are located in Rice Lake, Wisconsin with support facilities throughout the world including Alabama, Connecticut, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, India and the Netherlands.

Subscribe to Modern Materials Handling magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Find out what the world’s most innovative companies are doing to improve productivity in their plants and distribution centers.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

Trends in retail are continuing to drive tremendous changes in distribution. While many companies have struggled to adapt, new concepts and equipment are coming online to meet future demands without need of wholesale changes or large investments. Download the complimentary white paper, Simplifying fulfillment's 'last move' with 'rack-to-shelf' equipment options, and learn how simple equipment and strategies can make a big impact.

After years of being second place, materials handling and engineering are becoming first choice careers for some. Here’s why.

Bastian Solutions, headquartered in Indianapolis, opened its 15th U.S. office in Naperville, Ill., to service a growing number of customers in the Chicago region.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Michigan State as the top school for Supply Chain Management and Georgia Tech first for Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering on this year's lists.

As direct fulfillment volume grows, small adjustments can prevent bottlenecks and postpone large investments.

Article Topics

News · Lift Trucks · Packaging · Rice Lake · All topics


© Copyright 2013 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA