The Loadscan story:
A family business that grew from one
man’s mission to accurately count truckloads
Read our history timeline here
In 1998 the first load volume scanner (LVS) was pioneered by Wayne West in New Zealand. Initially named ‘Tally Clerk’, Wayne wanted to use his invention to solve the problem of accurately counting loads of material arriving at his civil construction sites. A year after its inception, the load volume scanner was certified in its birthplace, New Zealand.
Daltons, a signature mulch producer in NZ, were the first early adopters, purchasing their LVS system in 2000, to accurately account for both incoming supplies and outbound finished product. Over the following decade Wayne refined his original prototype and sold his Tally Clerk LVS systems to local quarry, construction and mulch companies.
In 2009 the first LVS was sold into the USA. Again it was a reputable mulch producer, PR Russell, who were the first to leverage this new technology. Trade approval was granted from the National Institute of Weights and Measures (NMI) in Australia in 2010. And the product’s popularity continued to grow as more civil construction companies, bark and mulch producers, quarries, sand and gravel pits, and mining operations adopted load scanning technology and gained operational efficiencies from doing so.
In 2012 Carey West, son of the late Wayne West, took over and rebranded to Loadscan. Building upon the volumetric scanning technology his father pioneered, Carey and his team have managed to further refine and innovate the payload scanning system. In 2014 mobile, portable and fix gantry models were added ensuring the load volume scanner could be specified to any customers’ needs.
Today, Loadscan is fielding global interest for their market-leading product. Loadscan’s autonomous payload scanning system has been adapted to underground mining with custom-mounts, there is a 24-hour solar-powered load scanner in operation in Africa, and the innovative product’s use and application is booming.
THE INNOVATORS BEHIND LOADSCAN
Loadscan has a small and diverse team of skilled professionals that is steadily growing to meet the demands of a developing business.