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Norbar is the world's leading torque specialist with one of the most modern and largest factories devoted exclusively to the design, development and production of torque tightening and measuring equipment.

Norbar is the only torque equipment manufacturer to be able to offer torque tool and instrument calibration  &  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.

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

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.

The company was established 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 initial 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.

Map and Directions to Norbar UK

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Beaumont Road Site (Registered Office)
Beaumont Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 1XJ, United Kingdom

From the M40 Motorway, exit Junction11, take A422 West signposted Banbury, Chipping Norton (A361). Keep straight on at the next 4 roundabouts (approximately 1.25 miles from Junction 11). You will now have the Kraft coffee processing plant on your left and the Retail Park on your right. After another 200 meters turn right into Beaumont Road. Norbar is on the left hand side of the road after approximately 400 metres.
If using a satellite navigation system, please enter  'Beaumont Road'  as your destination, rather than our postcode.

Wildmere Road Site
Wildmere Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 3JU, United Kingdom

From the M40 Motorway, exit Junction11, take A422 West signposted Banbury, Chipping Norton (A361). At the first roundabout turn right (3rd exit) into Wildmere Road, continue straight on through the traffic lights. Take the next turn left and Norbar is approximately 250 meters on the left hand side.

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By Rail

Banbury is easily reached by rail from both London and Birmingham. From London, either take the Chiltern Line from Marylebone (50 minutes to 80 minutes, depending on service) or Cross Country line from Paddington (from 80 minutes, most services require one change).   From Birmingham, the Chiltern Line runs from Moor Street (60 minutes) or the Cross Country line can be boarded at New Street (50 minutes) or Birmingham International (40 minutes), serving Birmingham Airport.

By Plane

Overseas visitors who do not wish to hire a car may like to take the "National Express" coach from Heathrow, Gatwick or Birmingham Airports. Times do vary and you are advised to consult their web site, Prebooking is also advised, although there are ticket offices at the airports. If you need more assistance please ask for help at


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