Modern scales to enable innovation in retail



Weighing instruments in the retail sector are one of the most visible scales for most people. Retail stores such as grocery stores, post offices and butcheries are constantly weighing products to establish the right price for the product. Fair trade wouldn´t be possible without reliable weighing instruments. The general purpose of the weighing instrument remained the same over the last centuries; having a reliable indication of the weight of a product to ensure the right price.

Moreover, there is a constant stream of new trends and ideas to change the customers experience in retail stores. Many of them come with new challenges and opportunities for weighing instruments that should allow for innovation in the retail sector. The European weighing industry is providing the needed reliable, robust and accurate scales and is committed to develop the instruments of the future that enable innovative retail solutions.

You can find the full description of weighing instruments in the retail sector here


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CECIP is the European association for national trade organisations representing the European manufacturers of weighing instruments. Founded in 1958, CECIP has today 14 members. These include 11 national member associations from: Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom and three company members from Portugal, Sweden and Turkey. The weighing industry has gone through tremendous changes in the past decades with new technologies and techniques being introduced in all sectors. Nowadays weighing instruments plays an important role in every industry, contributing to the quality of the final product. Today, CECIP is playing its role within Europe, striving for common and harmonised standards to be adopted at European and International levels. These standards and legislation should provide safety and quality to both consumers and users of weighing instruments. CECIP aims to provide valuable contributions to improve the quality of legislation and standards.