Tuesday 2nd May 2023
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 license from the government to begin manufacturing. The company was officially changed to Norbar in 1969 on their premises in Banbury.
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.