Posted on 12/02/2019 By Norbar Admin
Over 50 guests came to see us which allowed Norbar staff to spend more quality time talking to parents, potential apprentices and employees about careers in engineering.
Posted on 18/01/2019 By Norbar Admin
Reflecting on 2018 my first thought was “hard work, a year best left behind”. However, as I looked back through my notes I realised how wrong my first reflection was. True, we did have to work hard and there were some setbacks but actually there were some spectacular successes as well. This is how the year went.
Posted on 10/12/2018 By Norbar Admin
During October, Norbar held its 4th Rapid Continuous Improvement (RCI) workshop and the 3rd this year.
5 new teams looking to improve 5 key processes
Posted on 16/11/2018 By Norbar Admin
It’s been nearly a year since the revised BS EN ISO 6789:2017 standard was released. With this in mind, Philip Brodey, Sales Director at Norbar Torque Tools, the first laboratory in the world to be accredited to perform hand torque calibrations to the standard, explores the key changes, and also some of the challenges these have brought.
Posted on 10/09/2018 By Norbar Admin
The second week in July 2018 marked Norbar’s third, full scale Rapid Continuous Improvement (RCI) event, consisting of four teams, each tasked on a different, week long, intensive project. Each team had differing objectives but all had common goals: to help make the factory more productive, easier to work in, and safer.
Posted on 24/07/2018 By Norbar Admin
The latest edition of BS7882 was published on the 31st August 2017. Current best practice has been incorporated into this revision which provides a practical solution for the calibration of torque measuring devices including the technical requirements needed for high accuracy classes without making the calibration too time consuming to perform and hence commercially unacceptable. There are minor changes to the calibration procedure compared to the 2008 edition. The minimum certificate content has also been increased to reflect the enhanced technical requirements of the standard.
Posted on 26/06/2018 By Norbar Admin
Norbar has always been a very family orientated business often employing husband-and-wife team’s sons, daughters and cousins. The best thing and the thing I will miss most is people I have worked with over the years, not just in Banbury but also in the Norbar companies around the world. I look forward to seeing a lot of my Banbury colleagues when we celebrate 75 years since Norbar was incorporated over the next couple of months.
Posted on 11/06/2018 By Norbar Admin
On the eve of my retirement I reflect back on 50 years involvement in the Torque Tool industry. It was at the age of five I had my earliest memory of the North Bar Tool Company Ltd (it was to be four years later that we renamed the company Norbar Torque Tools Ltd.), I was visiting my father’s office in North Bar Place wearing my school uniform of shorts and shirt and I ended up scolding the backs of my legs on the radiator, you could say that event was burned into memory.
Posted on 08/05/2018 By Norbar Admin
Today (8 May 2018) is the 75th anniversary of the incorporation of the North Bar Tool Company, now renamed Norbar Torque Tools Ltd. The North Bar Tool Company was incorporated on 8 May 1943 by William Brodey (my grandfather, generally known as Bill) and his friend Ernest Thornitt (Ernie).
Posted on 24/04/2018 By Norbar Admin
Some 35 years ago I needed a torque wrench for my personal usage mainly, if not exclusively, for use on the various cars I worked on. He told me to buy a Norbar which I did, as a good son should always listen to his dad.