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Norbar Torque Tools Ltd

In 1942 the North Bar Tool Company (as Norbar was then known), became the first company in Britain to commercially manufacture a torque wrench. The initital demand was driven by the need for the gasket-less cylinder head of the Rolls Royce Merlin engine to be accurately tightened. Bill Brodey and his partner Ernest Thornitt obtained a license from Britain's war-time Government to begin manufacture of torque wrenches and Norbar was born.

Since then, Norbar has continued to invest in the very latest design, manufacturing and quality control technology to achieve the highest level of innovation and precision in the field of torque control equipment.

The company hs grown from strength to strength and now has one of the largest and most modern plants in the World devoted exclusively to the design, development and production of torque tightening and measuring equipment.

Norbar is owned solely by the descendants of the founder, Bill Brodey, and they remain every bit as passionate about providing customers with high quality, value for money products and services.

Norbar is the only torque equipment manufacturer to be able to offer tool and instrument recalibration services to the original factory standard on four continents. The NATA accredited laboratory in Adelaide, South Australia and NVLAP accredited laboratory in Willoughby, Ohio, USA use the same equipment and procedures as the factory's UKAS accredited laboratory. The new SAC-SINGLAS laboratory in Singapore now has the same facilities for Asian customers.

In addition to this, most of Norbar's distributors offer repair and recalibration services and several have calibration accreditation by their local standards organisations.


Products

0.3Nm Adjustable Torque Screwdriver

0.3Nm Adjustable Torque Screwdriver

Norbar Torque Tools manufactures an extensive range of high-quality torque screwdrivers including this 0.3Nm Adjustable Torque Screwdriver. The NorTor...

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0.6Nm Adjustable Torque Screwdriver

0.6Nm Adjustable Torque Screwdriver

Norbar Torque Tools manufactures an extensive range of high-quality torque screwdrivers including this 0.6Nm Adjustable Torque Screwdriver. The NorTor...

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1.2Nm Adjustable Torque Screwdriver

1.2Nm Adjustable Torque Screwdriver

Norbar Torque Tools manufactures an extensive range of high-quality torque screwdrivers including this 1.2Nm Adjustable Torque Screwdriver. The NorTor...

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1.5Nm Adjustable Torque Screwdriver

1.5Nm Adjustable Torque Screwdriver

Norbar Torque Tools manufactures an extensive range of high-quality torque screwdrivers including this 1.5Nm Adjustable Torque Screwdriver. The NorTor...

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10 lbf ft Adjustable Torque Wrench

10 lbf ft Adjustable Torque Wrench

Norbar Torque Tools manufactures an extensive range of high-quality torque wrenches including this 10 lbf ft Adjustable Torque Wrench. The NorTorque® ...

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10 lbf in Adjustable Torque Screwdriver

10 lbf in Adjustable Torque Screwdriver

Norbar Torque Tools manufactures an extensive range of high-quality torque screwdrivers including this 10 lbf in Adjustable Torque Screwdriver. The No...

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100 Nm Electronic Torque Tools

100 Nm Electronic Torque Tools

Norbar is devoted to the design, development and production of torque tightening and measuring equipment including 100 Nm Electronic Torque Tools. Th...

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1000 Nm Electronic Torque Tools

1000 Nm Electronic Torque Tools

Norbar is devoted to the design, development and production of torque tightening and measuring equipment including 1000 Nm Electronic Torque Tools. T...

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100Nm Adjustable Torque Wrench

100Nm Adjustable Torque Wrench

Norbar Torque Tools manufactures an extensive range of high-quality torque wrenches including this 100Nm Adjustable Torque Wrench. The NorTorque® util...

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12Nm Adjustable Torque Wrench

12Nm Adjustable Torque Wrench

Norbar Torque Tools manufactures an extensive range of high-quality torque wrenches including this 12Nm Adjustable Torque Wrench. The NorTorque® utili...

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13 lbf in Adjustable Torque Screwdriver

13 lbf in Adjustable Torque Screwdriver

Norbar Torque Tools manufactures an extensive range of high-quality torque screwdrivers including this 13 lbf in Adjustable Torque Screwdriver. The No...

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15 lbf ft Adjustable Torque Wrench

15 lbf ft Adjustable Torque Wrench

Norbar Torque Tools manufactures an extensive range of high-quality torque wrenches including this 15 lbf ft Adjustable Torque Wrench. The NorTorque® ...

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150 lbf ft Adjustable Torque Wrench

150 lbf ft Adjustable Torque Wrench

Norbar Torque Tools manufactures an extensive range of high-quality torque wrenches including this 150 lbf ft Adjustable Torque Wrench. The NorTorque®...

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2.5 lbf in Adjustable Torque Screwdriver

2.5 lbf in Adjustable Torque Screwdriver

Norbar Torque Tools manufactures an extensive range of high-quality torque screwdrivers including this 2.5 lbf in Adjustable Torque Screwdriver. The N...

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200Nm Adjustable Torque Wrench

200Nm Adjustable Torque Wrench

Norbar Torque Tools manufactures an extensive range of high-quality torque wrenches including this 200Nm Adjustable Torque Wrench. The NorTorque® util...

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20Nm Adjustable Torque Wrench

20Nm Adjustable Torque Wrench

Norbar Torque Tools manufactures an extensive range of high-quality torque wrenches including this 20Nm Adjustable Torque Wrench. The NorTorque® utili...

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220 lbf ft Adjustable Torque Wrench

220 lbf ft Adjustable Torque Wrench

Norbar Torque Tools manufactures an extensive range of high-quality torque wrenches including this 220 lbf ft Adjustable Torque Wrench. The NorTorque®...

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250 lbf ft Adjustable Torque Wrench

250 lbf ft Adjustable Torque Wrench

Norbar Torque Tools manufactures an extensive range of high-quality torque wrenches including this 250 lbf ft Adjustable Torque Wrench. The NorTorque®...

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26 lbf in Adjustable Torque Screwdriver

26 lbf in Adjustable Torque Screwdriver

Norbar Torque Tools manufactures an extensive range of high-quality torque screwdrivers including this 26 lbf in Adjustable Torque Screwdriver. The No...

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30 lbf ft Adjustable Torque Wrench

30 lbf ft Adjustable Torque Wrench

Norbar Torque Tools manufactures an extensive range of high-quality torque wrenches including this 30 lbf ft Adjustable Torque Wrench. The NorTorque® ...

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300Nm Adjustable Torque Wrench

300Nm Adjustable Torque Wrench

Norbar Torque Tools manufactures an extensive range of high-quality torque wrenches including this 300Nm Adjustable Torque Wrench. The NorTorque® util...

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340Nm Adjustable Torque Wrench

340Nm Adjustable Torque Wrench

Norbar Torque Tools manufactures an extensive range of high-quality torque wrenches including this 340Nm Adjustable Torque Wrench. The NorTorque® util...

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3Nm Adjustable Torque Screwdriver

3Nm Adjustable Torque Screwdriver

Norbar Torque Tools manufactures an extensive range of high-quality torque screwdrivers including this 3Nm Adjustable Torque Screwdriver. The NorTorqu...

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40Nm Adjustable Torque Wrench

40Nm Adjustable Torque Wrench

Norbar Torque Tools manufactures an extensive range of high-quality torque wrenches including this 40Nm Adjustable Torque Wrench. The NorTorque® utili...

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45 lbf ft Adjustable Torque Wrench

45 lbf ft Adjustable Torque Wrench

Norbar Torque Tools manufactures an extensive range of high-quality torque wrenches including this 45 lbf ft Adjustable Torque Wrench. The NorTorque® ...

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5 lbf in Adjustable Torque Screwdriver

5 lbf in Adjustable Torque Screwdriver

Norbar Torque Tools manufactures an extensive range of high-quality torque screwdrivers including this 5 lbf in Adjustable Torque Screwdriver. The Nor...

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53 lbf in Adjustable Torque Screwdriver

53 lbf in Adjustable Torque Screwdriver

Norbar Torque Tools manufactures an extensive range of high-quality torque screwdrivers including this 53 lbf in Adjustable Torque Screwdriver. The No...

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60Nm Adjustable Torque Wrench

60Nm Adjustable Torque Wrench

Norbar Torque Tools manufactures an extensive range of high-quality torque wrenches including this 60Nm Adjustable Torque Wrench. The NorTorque® utili...

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6Nm Adjustable Torque Screwdriver

6Nm Adjustable Torque Screwdriver

Norbar Torque Tools manufactures an extensive range of high-quality torque screwdrivers including this 6Nm Adjustable Torque Screwdriver. The NorTorqu...

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74 lbf ft Electronic Torque Tools

74 lbf ft Electronic Torque Tools

Norbar is devoted to the design, development and production of torque tightening and measuring equipment including 74 lbf ft Electronic Torque Tools. ...

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News

Highlights from A Year in Torque - 2019

Highlights from A Year in Torque - 2019

As we reached the end of 2019, I wonder how many people have said to me something along the lines of “where did that year go”? And yet, once again, a...

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The Power of the Brand

The Power of the Brand

We at Norbar all understand what it is we are part of, however, how we are perceived by the outside world is so often blurred by the bubble we exist i...

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HUSUM WIND 2019 – The German Wind Trade Fair and Congress

HUSUM WIND 2019 – The German Wind Trade Fair and Congress

This year Norbar joins Husum Wind for the first time in the North of Germany. The Husum Wind has a long history in the Wind Industry Market. This ...

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Torque & Angle Explained

Torque & Angle Explained

If we asked a handful of maintenance engineers what exactly they are trying to achieve when they tighten a bolt, it’s likely that we’d receive a wide ...

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Careers Encounters

Careers Encounters

Experiencing a successful engineering business - right on our doorstep! As part of their career’s encounters and experiences curriculum, year 6 pu...

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Understanding ISO 6789 - Calibration Laboratories

Understanding ISO 6789 - Calibration Laboratories

The 2017 edition of the standard is considerably modified from the 2003 edition. The five Norbar articles are designed to explain the key differences...

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EN ISO 6789:2017 - The New Standard For Hand Torque Tools

EN ISO 6789:2017 - The New Standard For Hand Torque Tools

The 2017 edition was published at the end of February and is considerably modified from the 2003 edition. This article is designed to explain the key...

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Review of the Year 2016

Review of the Year 2016

2016 was a momentous year for Norbar. It was a year in which we left our ‘home’ of the previous 34 years and moved to a larger site across Banbury at...

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Why Live Chat?

Why Live Chat?

What: So, what do we mean by live chat? Well, it’s an app that lets you monitor and chat with visitors on your website via a pop up window. In their ...

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Understanding ISO 6789 - Hand Torque Tool Manufacturers

Understanding ISO 6789 - Hand Torque Tool Manufacturers

The 2017 edition of the standard is considerably modified from the 2003 edition. The five Norbar articles are designed to explain the key differences...

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The Devil is in the Detail

The Devil is in the Detail

Ever wondered - why torque wrenches come with a fine tooth ratchet, and why you would ever need one? Well in my case, as Engineering Manager for Norb...

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Brexit - Six Months On

Brexit - Six Months On

Nearly 6 months after the British public voted narrowly in favour of Brexit it still seems to be unclear exactly what we hoped to achieve in voting to...

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Understanding ISO 6789 - Industrial Users

Understanding ISO 6789 - Industrial Users

The 2017 edition of the standard is considerably modified from the 2003 edition. The five Norbar articles are designed to explain the key differences ...

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Careers Open Evening 2017

Careers Open Evening 2017

Last night we hosted a very successful Careers Open Evening attended by over 60 parents and students. The evening offered a variety of short tours le...

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Understanding ISO 6789 - Automotive, Truck & Bus Aftermarket

Understanding ISO 6789 - Automotive, Truck & Bus Aftermarket

The 2017 edition of the standard is considerably modified from the 2003 edition. The five Norbar articles are designed to explain the key differences ...

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Norbar Torque Tools Acquired by Snap-on Incorporated

Norbar Torque Tools Acquired by Snap-on Incorporated

On 4th May 2017 the Norbar Torque Tools group of companies (Norbar), their wholly owned companies in India and Singapore, and including the joint vent...

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Small but strong: Norbar launches new HandTorque HT3-1000 Torque Multiplier

Small but strong: Norbar launches new HandTorque HT3-1000 Torque Multiplier

Norbar Torque Tools has introduced its most compact member of the HT3 family, the new HandTorque® HT3-1000. Ideally suited to a variety of industrie...

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Norbar Torque Tools Launches Extended Range of Break-Back Torque Wrenches – the Industrial 2R and 2AR

Norbar Torque Tools Launches Extended Range of Break-Back Torque Wrenches – the Industrial 2R and 2AR

Robust, reliable and easy to use, the new 2R (270 N·m) and 2AR (340 N·m) torque wrenches, featuring a unique break-back torque signal, are the latest ...

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Norbar finalists in The Oxfordshire Apprenticeships Apprenticeship of the Year Award

Norbar finalists in The Oxfordshire Apprenticeships Apprenticeship of the Year Award

Norbar Torque Tools has been shortlisted as a finalist in The Oxfordshire Apprenticeships Apprenticeship of the Year Award Winners will be announce...

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Norbar Torque Tools Launches Extended Range of Break-Back Torque Wrenches – the Industrial 2R and 2AR

Norbar Torque Tools Launches Extended Range of Break-Back Torque Wrenches – the Industrial 2R and 2AR

Robust, reliable and easy to use, the new 2R (270 N·m) and 2AR (340 N·m) torque wrenches, featuring a unique break-back torque signal, are the latest ...

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A World First for Norbar

A World First for Norbar

Norbar is delighted and proud to be the first laboratory in the UK to be UKAS accredited, and the first laboratory in the world to be accredited to pe...

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Introducing Norbar Torque Tool’s Newest Pneumatic® Torque Tool: PTS™

Introducing Norbar Torque Tool’s Newest Pneumatic® Torque Tool: PTS™

Norbar Torque Tools has extended its PneuTorque® pneumatic torque tools range with the introduction of the new PTS™ series. Exceeding the performanc...

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Norbar Torque Tools Acquired by Snap-on Incorporated

Norbar Torque Tools Acquired by Snap-on Incorporated

On 4th May 2017 the Norbar Torque Tools group of companies (Norbar), their wholly owned companies in India and Singapore, and including the joint vent...

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Banbury Manufacturer Named Employer of the Year

Banbury Manufacturer Named Employer of the Year

Banbury based manufacturer Norbar Torque Tools has been named Employer of the Year at the Oxfordshire Business Awards. Norbar picked up the award on ...

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Norbar Launches New T-Box XL™

Norbar Launches New T-Box XL™

Norbar Torque Tools has launched its new comprehensive torque data management instrument, the T-Box XL™ and Torque Data Management System (TDMS), spec...

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Introducing Norbar Torque Tool’s Newest Pneumatic® Torque Tool: PTS

Introducing Norbar Torque Tool’s Newest Pneumatic® Torque Tool: PTS

Norbar Torque Tools has extended its PneuTorque® pneumatic torque tools range with the introduction of the new PTS™ series. Exceeding the performanc...

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Norbar Celebrates Factory Opening with Creativity

Norbar Celebrates Factory Opening with Creativity

Norbar Torque Tools has announced the winners of an art competition which gave local schools the opportunity to make a splash on the walls of its new ...

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Norbar Launches New Electronic Torque Tool

Norbar Launches New Electronic Torque Tool

Norbar Torque Tools has launched a new electronic torque tool, the EvoTorque®, designed to offer users unprecedented joint control. Norbar, the world...

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Norbar Launches New Electronic Torque Wrench

Norbar Launches New Electronic Torque Wrench

Norbar Torque Tools has launched its first electronic torque wrench, the NorTronic®, designed to offer users unprecedented torque and angle control. ...

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Norbar Strengthens Manufacturing Management Team

Norbar Strengthens Manufacturing Management Team

Norbar Torque Tools has appointed Alan Collins as its new Torque Wrench Facility Manufacturing Manager. The appointment comes during a period of expa...

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Norbar Catalogue 2018

Norbar Catalogue 2018

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ClickTronic Torque Wrench Leaflet

ClickTronic Torque Wrench Leaflet

Catalogue

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HYDRAULIC TORQUE WRENCH

HYDRAULIC TORQUE WRENCH

Catalogue

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EvoTorque® Leaflet

EvoTorque® Leaflet

Catalogue

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EvoTorque®2 Leaflet

EvoTorque®2 Leaflet

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Torque Wrench Loader

Torque Wrench Loader

Catalogue

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Transport Leaflet

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Oil & Gas Leaflet

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Mining & Refining Leaflet

Mining & Refining Leaflet

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Manufacturing & Assembly Leaflet

Manufacturing & Assembly Leaflet

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Valve Testing Kits

Valve Testing Kits

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Wet Pipe Clamp Tool

Wet Pipe Clamp Tool

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TrukTorqueTM

TrukTorqueTM

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NON-MAGNETIC TORQUE WRENCH

NON-MAGNETIC TORQUE WRENCH

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NorTronic® Leaflet

NorTronic® Leaflet

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  • Wildmere Road
  • Banbury
  • Oxfordshire
  • OX16 3JU

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