Our History

Shaw Moisture Meters history timeline

Shaw Moisture Meters was established in Bradford in 1960. This pioneering business was the brainchild of Leonard Shaw and the culmination of years of specialist study, industry knowledge and a chance meeting.

Mr Shaw always had a passion for engineering and from opening his first shop repairing radio receivers he became a specialist in his field. After enlisting in the RAF as a radio engineer, he went on to study advanced electronics before putting his skills to work making electronic instruments, including control and measuring instruments.

But it was a chance meeting with a Bradford mill owner complaining about the cost of wool due to its moisture content that led Mr Shaw to specialise in moisture measurement.

The rest is history, with over 60 models of moisture meters being manufactured for different industries. Today, Shaw Moisture Meters continues to take Mr Shaw’s legacy forward through continual process of research, design and technological innovation.