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The Cachapuz

A global weighing company, leader in creating value, innovation and accuracy

Portugal’s leading company in weighing equipment design and solutions, tailored to each customer’s needs, with cutting-edge technology, with one-hundred years of market experience in the weighing sector and an operation based on social and environmental responsibility.


The name Cachapuz is 4 centuries-old (its name dates to 1694, there are documents to support this), having started its activity as ‘Casa do Antigo Cachapuz’ [House of the Old Cachapuz], a reference to that ancestry, dedicated to the sale of ‘cutlery, weapons and scales’ and a ‘bold’ venture in goods import! It initiated its industrial activity in 1920, building wooden decimal scales, and in 1934, it constructed its first weighbridge.


Throughout its almost 100 years of history as a weighing equipment manufacturer, it has been a product and process innovator, and a decisive and disruptive contributor to the progress of the weighing sector.


As a brand that creates cutting-edge integrated systems that optimise all logistics processes involving weighing, Cachapuz’s purpose is to become a facilitator of each customer’s business, adding value as experts in the weighing and logistics area.

Our Vision

To become a reference in the design and development of equipment and solutions for the automation of every weighing process, in the domestic and international markets.

Our Mission

To meet the expectations of our customers and partners, by supplying innovative products and services for every weighing logistics process, of differentiating quality, and operating based on social and environmental responsibility.

Our Values

Cachapuz’s operations are guided by values that make it unique and strengthen its position as a market leader.


Ethical behaviour
Social awareness

Global Presence

The year 2011 marked the end of a process initiated in 1997: the acquisition of Cachapuz’s full share capital by one of the world’s largest groups dedicated to weighing, Italian group Bilanciai.


Cachapuz’s integrated weighing systems are part of weighing logistics processes all across the 5 continents. They are internationally accredited solutions that reflect an ability to adjust to geographical particularities, cultures, communities and functionality styles in order to understand, create and adapt the best offer possible.

Bilanciai Group Companies

The Bilanciai Group brand was created in 1999, covering every weighing area with its own industrial brands. Thanks to this, Bilanciai Group companies are prepared to provide wide-ranging weighing solutions, which can meet every customers’ needs.


Quality Brands

Each of the Groups’ brands and companies represents and ensures quality in each sector, from industrial weighing to precision and laboratory weighing. The Bilanciai Group, in recognition of Cachapuz’s technological capability, has established its Technological Competence Centre in Portugal, whose main goal is to design and implement software and automation solutions that complement and add value to the equipment produced and marketed by the other companies of the group.


Several companies, one philosophy: research and continuous integrated development that result in products and services that target specific customer needs.