Dillon was founded in 1937 by William C. Dillon in the USA as a supplier of cable tensioning products to the armed forces. The company grew rapidly, expanded its offering and today has a comprehensive range of force measurement devices.
These products are sold into a wide variety of markets worldwide including lifting applications, telecommunications, aviation, military, public utilities, offshore oil/gas, shipping and lift maintenance.
In 1986, Dillon was acquired by Avery Weigh-Tronix, a world leading manufacturer of industrial scales, weighing equipment and measurement devices. Avery Weigh-Tronix is part of Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW), a Fortune 200 diversified manufacturer of advanced industrial technologies with operations in 57 countries