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Lock Inspection Systems Inc
Lock was founded in 1949 and has grown to become a leading supplier of industrial metal detection and checkweighing equipment.
The food processing and pharmaceutical industry sectors in the UK became uniquely dominated by a small group of retailers and manufacturers who demanded stringent safety and quality in their products. This environment enabled Lock to develop world-beating sensitivity and performance from their machines, and as a result they became a major supplier of detection equipment to the world's food and pharmaceutical and textile manufacturing corporations.
Sales to the food, pharmaceutical and textile industries grew annually with improvements in technology continuing to increase detection capabilities. Lock developed purpose-designed solutions for a very broad range of contamination problems, and achieved recognised leadership positions in a number of sectors such as snack-foods, pharmaceutical tablets, bakery, confectionery and conveyorised packaged foods.
By the 1970's, sales in American markets for Lock had been growing fast and, in the early-1980's Lock established a direct representation in the USA. Then, in 1992, Lock purchased Barkley & Dexter, a well-established US supplier of metal detection and weighing equipment, thus establishing a very substantial foothold in the US markets.
In 1999 Lock's pioneering expertise continued to set industry standards with the launch of the MET 30+ range of machines, combining unparalleled sensitivity with full digital technology. The technological progress continued into 2001 with the launch of the new WeighChek range of checkweighers and combination metal detector systems. Following extensive research into the evolving needs of the food and pharmaceutical industries, the innovative WeighChek series incorporates state-of-the-art technology and enhanced performance while continuing to deliver the reliability synonymous with Lock equipment.
The prime operational site is at Oldham in England, where Manufacturing and R&D are carried out. The wholly owned US subsidiary is based at Fitchburg, Massachusetts, where manufacturing is also carried out for the American markets.
In 1999, a sales and service support office was established at Etten-Leur in the Netherlands in order to deliver enhanced support to long-established users of Lock systems across the Benelux countries. Lock's continued growth and expansion into Europe was further marked in March 2000 with the acquisition of its French Distributor Qualimatic.
Lock metal detectors are known to be installed in over 60 countries in the world and Lock has sales and customer service facilities established in 50 countries.
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