A Coventry based weighing scale company has a brand new management team in place after its original owners recently retired. Coventry Scale Company was ran as a partnership for 40 years before employees, Tom Marren and Neil Keegan, bought the business in November, setting it up as a limited company.
Tom and Neil, who themselves have clocked up more than 40 years service between them, have played an active role in running the business for the last five years, so buying the company together was a natural next step.
In addition, Tom is helping to keep the business a family affair because it’s his dad, Joe Marren, who set up Coventry Scale Company with partner, Richard Regan, in 1975.
Joe and Richard started out supplying and servicing cash registers and weighing scales for the city’s butchers and greengrocers. They grew the business over the next four decades, moving into supplying and maintaining industrial equipment for companies such as Jaguar Land Rover, Unipart UTL and Brose. Neil and Tom both joined the company as apprentices, Neil started in 1992, before Tom came on board in 1997.
Tom Marren comments: “The work my dad and Richard have done over the last 40 years has built a successful business, giving us a great platform to work from. It’s an exciting time for the weighing industry because technology has developed that rapidly in recent years that we’re now able to write software that can provide a solution for any weighing scenario. We’re really looking forward to growing this part of the business, taking on new customers, while continuingto work with all of our existing customers.”