Avery Weigh-Tronix, one of the world’s leading industrial weighing manufacturers, has broken the Guinness World Record for the most people on one scale. To break the record, 207 eager employees squeezed onto a 12×3 metre weighbridge, giving a combined total weight reading of 17,080kg (or 17.08 tonnes).

The weighbridge used for the record attempt was manufactured at the company’s Soho Foundry site in Smethwick, Birmingham. The site is steeped in local history, having played a huge part in both the Industrial Revolution and the First and Second World Wars, and is still in operation today as the biggest weighbridge manufacturer in the UK.

Watch the world record take place: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy02T4ZUbvk