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About Norbar, world leaders in torque equipment


Norbar Australia prides itself on supplying premium quality bolting tools that are faster, safer and more accurate than any of our competitors. Working closely with the original equipment manufacturer, Norbar UK, we have established a strong brand name in Australia, South East Asia and New Zealand. Norbar Australia is dedicated to providing a solutions focused end to end portfolio of products and services including:

  • Manufacture
  • Sales
  • Calibration
  • Repair
  • Engineered to order (purpose built equipment)
  • Technical Services
  • Training

Family Values – descendants of the founder, Bill Brodey, still participate in the business and the company remains every bit as passionate about providing customers with the highest quality products and services as Bill was when manufacturing that first torque wrench.

Our Larger Family – Norbar is now a member of the Snap-on Incorporated family of companies and is proud to be part of a company which has beliefs, values and a vision closely aligned with those that Norbar was founded on.

Norbar is pleased to welcome the addition of Fastorq to our family of companies. Fastorq is a company created in 1981 to manufacture and market the inventions of George A. Sturtevant, a pioneer in the field of industrial bolting.  Fastorq’s innovative tools are a perfect complement to Norbar’s already extensive range of torque controlled tools and torque measurement products allowing us to offer our customers one of the widest ranges of bolting solutions and flange management products on the market.

How Norbar Came to Australia

In 1964 British speedster, Donald Campbell, travelled to Lake Eyre in South Australia to set a new land-speed record. While there he met David Wall, an engineering supplier based in Adelaide. One of Campbell’s team mechanics suggested that David should sell the Norbar products in Australia and David acted on this idea and introduced Norbar products to the Australian market. David later partnered with Leigh Packer who, along with his family, has continued to take Norbar’s brand name from strength to strength in the Australasian region with Norbar branches being added in NSW, QLD, Victoria, WA, New Zealand and Singapore.

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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.

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Norbar Torque Tools. 45-47 Raglan Avenue, Edwardstown, SA 5039, Australia