The Voice of
Torque Control

You are here: News & Events  >  Latest News

Latest News

Norbar's Articles

Torque Wrenches - One Click Is Enough

Incorrectly tightened wheel nuts can leave garages liable in the event of bolt failure.  Dave Waters, Torque Specialist at Norbar Torque says that one click is enough.

Norbar Torque Receives Japanese Export Boost

Norbar Torque, one of the worlds’ leading manufacturers of torque wrenches and torque calibration equipment, is making a major impact in the Japanese market. The Banbury-based company took part in two UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) programmes which were designed to help British companies develop new business contacts, which has resulted in Norbar more than tripling its sales in Japan in 2012.

Norbar Launch New Torque Multiplier

The PTM-92-4000 replaces Norbar’s PTM-92-3500 in the existing PTM-92 series. The new multiplier offers an increase in torque output from the 92mm gearbox, made possible with a new output carrier manufactured from a high strength, specialist steel. The update comes as part of Norbar’s on-going policy of continual improvement.

Torque Wrench Calibration: Instrumentation

When it comes to torque wrench calibration, I often get asked “When should I re-calibrate my torque wrench? And should I wind it back to zero after use?” In fact, these two questions might well be the most frequently asked of all frequently asked questions and are rightly a subject of genuine concern for production and quality managers. To misuse the old wartime propaganda slogan a little, “Careless torque can cost lives.”

Norbar Torque Makes Major Machine Tool Investment

The Banbury based company has invested more than £1.6 million in new machinery, which includes the acquisition of two new Mori Seiki NTX mill-turn machines which are being used to machine electronic and gearbox products, including transducer shafts.

Norbar Appoint New UK and Ireland Business Manager

Norbar Torque Tools has appointed Jeremy Tucker as its new UK and Ireland business manager. Jeremy’s appointment comes as part of an expansion to Norbar’s global sales team. Jeremy will be responsible for managing sales and profitability throughout Norbar’s existing distribution network and is tasked with maximising torque solutions opportunities within the UK and Irish markets.

Norbar Launch Two Best-In-Class Gearboxes

Ideal for bolt tightening in confined spaces such as wind turbine towers, both the HT-92 and HT-119 combine new materials, better traceability and are the newest additions to Norbar’s new Compact Series of HandtorqueTM Multipliers.

Norbar Party Launches New Production at Banbury

Norbar Torque Tools officially opened its new premises at Wildmere Road, Banbury on  Wednesday 19th September with an on-site evening party for employees and special guests, including Sir Tony Baldry MP for Banbury, the Mayor of Banbury Cllr Tony Ilott and the Chairman of Cherwell District Council, Cllr Colin Clarke. This 170,000 sq ft production site is over three times the size of their present site Banbury head office and factory at Beaumont Road and will allow them to expand their manufacturing output in order to meet increased worldwide demand for their products.

Norbar Australia Management Moves

Important structural changes to the management team at Norbar’s representative company in Australia are taking place that also affect Norbar companies in New Zealand and Singapore. Matt Packer is to become Managing Director of Norbar Torque Tools Pty, based in Adelaide, South Australia and with offices in Western Australia, Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales. He is to take over the position from his father Leigh Packer, who will remain Executive Director of the company and be able to devote more of his time to managing Norbar companies in New Zealand and Singapore. 

Norbar is Oxfordshire’s Exporter of the Year

Norbar Torque Tools of Banbury, celebrating its 70th Anniversary this year, has triumphed at the Oxfordshire Business Awards 2012 by being voted the county’s top exporter. The Carter Jonas Export Award was presented to Norbar by athletics star Kriss Akabusi at the recent Awards Gala Dinner at Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel.

Product Selector

Find a Distributor

Norbar Videos

What Our Customers Say

Download Our Apps


Use Our Calculators

Norbar has devised easy-to-use online calculators that support the correct application of torque in three key areas:

  1. Unit conversion to assist international measurement definitions.
  2. Torque extension for setting correct values
  3. Torque tension to identify precise levels of torque to be applied for individual applications.


NORBAR TORQUE TOOLS LTD. Wildmere Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 3JU, United Kingdom
Registered Office as above - Registered in England No. 380480 - VAT No. GB 119 1060 05