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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. 

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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.

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Norbar Sponsors Bloodhound Land Speed Record Bid

Banbury based Norbar Torque Tools has joined the wide ranging list of specialist companies, educational and professional organisations supplying products, services and expertise to the Bloodhound SSC (Super Sonic Car) project, that aims to push the world land speed record to an incredible 1,000 mph. At a time of resurgent interest in UK engineering, Bloodhound acts as an exciting focus for British experience in this area and an inspiration for young people considering a career in this absorbing field.

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Norbar Torques Spitfires - Again

Norbar Torque Tools of Banbury recently delivered torque wrenches to nearby Enstone Airfield in Oxfordshire for the construction of brand new Spitfire aircraft. This event resonated strongly with key events in Norbar’s history, since the company was the first in Britain to commercially manufacture torque wrenches in the 1940s specifically for engineering Spitfire engines.

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Norbar Torques Aviation at Farnborough

Norbar Torque Tools is back at this year's Farnborough International Airshow Trade Exhibition 9-13 July, displaying a range of maintenance support instruments for both the military and civil aviation sectors. Norbar is a world leading specialist in the design, development and production of torque tightening and measuring equipment, which play a vital role in  maintaining the performance, reliability and longevity of vital aerospace equipment.

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Norbar Scoops Two Major Business Awards

Banbury based Norbar Torque Tools has achieved major recognition in the Cherwell Business Awards for 2012, receiving both the ultimate prize as Business of the Year 2012 and the Staff Care and Training Award for the motivation and support of its employees.

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Norbar Moves To Expand

Norbar Torque Tools is to move to a new 170,000 square feet production site, over three times larger than its existing factory. This is to expand manufacturing output and so deal with increased demand for its precision engineering products, 75% of which are exported worldwide to over 100 countries. The company is remaining in Banbury, Oxfordshire, where it has been established since its launch in the 1940s, demonstrating continuing commitment to the town and its workforce, most of whom live locally.

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Record Norbar Apprentice Event

The Engineering Open Evening at Norbar Torque Tools on 28th February broke all attendance records, showing that engineering is becoming increasingly appealing as a career option.  This year’s event at the company’s manufacturing site at Banbury attracted 140 visitors, mainly school students interested in becoming engineering apprentices or taking a graduate route to working in the sector.

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Norbar Launches Torque Screwdrivers

An important development in torque tools has taken place with the launch of an innovative range of Norbar Torque Screwdrivers. The selection includes adjustable tools providing exceptional flexibility of use and also fixed torque versions, 'P' Types, that have been designed for the production environment and pre-set for specific workplace demands.

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Norbar Opens Up In India

Norbar Torque Tools has announced the launch of its new sales and customer support operation in Mumbai, India, which will be opening its doors for business as from 1st January 2012.

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