The Loadscan story:

A family business that grew from one
man’s mission 
to accurately count truckloads
of material

Read our history timeline here
Load solume scanner history brochure

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.


Loadscan has a small and diverse team of skilled professionals that is steadily growing to meet the demands of a developing business.

CAREY WESTManaging Director
With the dream of realising his father’s legacy in mind, Carey swapped his career in civil construction and focused on providing a better, faster and more accurate load measurement tool for industry. You’ll find this father and fisherman either rolling up his sleeves at Loadscan HQ in Hamilton, travelling the world to find out what makes Loadscan’s customers tick, or hitting the beach.
GAVIN SELTHMining Manager
Australian-based Gavin comes to Loadscan with a wealth of mining and engineering experience. He is a mechanical engineer by profession and has spent much of the last decade in exec roles lending his technical acumen and strategic oversight to global clients within the mining and civil engineering sectors. Gavin is a motorsport aficionado, having served as a race engineer for many years, and is based out of Newcastle, New South Wales.
ANDREW DUFFYSales and Market Development Manager
Andrew came to Loadscan three years ago following a career in sales and export. Along with Chris, Andrew travels the globe selling, advising customers, and helping to install our load volume scanners. When he’s home in New Zealand you’ll find Andrew spending time with the family, hitting the beach, biking and running.
ADRIAN RUTHEProduct Development Manager
Adrian is the brains behind the innovation and has been working on Load Volume Scanning technology since its inception. With a background in instrumentation hardware and software development (and bachelor degrees in science and engineering) Adrian can be found with screwdriver in hand either at Loadscan’s manufacturing site, at home fixing his two boy’s contraptions, or out on the bike trails.
PAUL ZEEDERSProduct Support and Manufacturing Technician
A qualified electrician, Paul leads production at Loadscan. Paul came to Loadscan four years ago, swapping a life-long career in the food manufacturing sector for a role that would leverage his accumulated electrical and technical knowledge.
PATRICK (PADDY) VETCHCustomer and Product Support Technician
Paddy is your man if something is not working as it should. He’s the handy sort – trouble shooting customer issues by day and renovating his house by night. When he’s not implementing his DIY skills, you’ll find him at the beach in Whitianga or out on the water fishing.
BRAD WEBBProduct Design Technician
Reigning Loadscan go-kart champion and mechanical engineer, Brad spends much of his time creating 3D models for parts and assemblies, producing technical drawings for manufacturing, and working on R&D. Outside of work you’ll find this petrol head pulling freestyle BMX tricks, riding his motocross bike, or modifying bits and pieces on his car.
MATTSenior Developer
Matt has a background in software development, networking, systems administration and security. This home-brewing, chocolate making software guru is a prolific hobbiest, jumping from geology to photography to multi-media.
HAIDEE DAVISPortfolio Manager
Haidee’s vast experience in management, human resources, strategy and innovation is helping escalate Loadscan’s special projects. A healthcare executive by trade, Haidee is lending her energy and quality improvement expertise to the family business. She is the wife of Loadscan’s MD, Carey West, and mother to their three children.