Force Measurement Systems was established in the late 1970's by Archie Paterson and John Norrie. FMS are based in Hillington Industrial Estate, on the outskirts of Glasgow, Scotland.

FMS specialise in load cell and strain guage solutions, with short lead times at realistic costs. FMS particulary specialise in one off, special purpose designs to meet individual applications. In addition to manufacturing and selling load cells, FMS also have a large range of load cells for short term or long term rental.