Norbar Professional Torque Tools

Wednesday 12th April 2023

Norbar Professional Torque Tools

Norbar is a company who, although they may have a long history, they like to keep up with the times. They ensure that they provide the latest designs for the products that they manufacture. This is due to their quality control technology, which enables them to achieve the highest level of innovation and precision in torque control equipment.

Norbar was created during wartime era. It was incorporated in 1943 as the “North Bar Tool Company”, and it became the first British company to commercially manufacture torque wrenches. This was because the gasket-less cylinder head of the Rolls Royce Merlin engine needed to be accurately tightened, resulting in Bill Brodey (founder) and his partner Ernest Thornitt obtaining a licence from the government to begin manufacturing. Thus, Norbar was born.

They are a member of the Snap-on Incorporated family of companies, and as of 2020, Fastorq became part of the Norbar group. Fastorq market the inventions of George A. Sturtevant, a pioneer in the field of industrial bolting, adding to their already extensive range of torque-controlled tools.

The company is globally available. They offer torque tool and instrument calibration services to the original factory standard to four continents. The NATA accredited laboratory in Adelaide, South Australia, NVLAP 200596-0 accredited laboratory in Willoughby, USA, SAC-SINGLAS laboratory in Singapore and the laboratory in Shanghai accredited by TAF and CNAS all use the same equipment and procedures as the factory's UKAS accredited laboratory, so you are assured that you will always receive the same high standard of service that is Norbar’s hallmark.

Bill Brodey’s descendants are still participants in the business, and the company’s passion is still about providing their customers with high quality products and services just as good as that first torque wrench.

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