Norbar Torque Tools officially opened its new premises at Wildmere Road, Banbury on Wednesday 19th September. The 170,000 sq ft production site is over three times the size of their present Banbury head office and factory.The expansion will mean more local employment opportunities at Norbar, which has already increased its workforce this year by 25 to 260 and plans further increases in the future. 75% of its output is exported to markets worldwide.
On Wednesday, 17th October 2012, the GTMA will once again host its Make Measurement Matter road show. This year the event will be held in the Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME), Rainham, Essex.
On 15 August 2012, the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) became one of Semta’s Recognised Training Providers. The agreement with Semta - the sector skills council for science, engineering and manufacturing – will help develop NPL’s measurement training programme to meet the changing needs of industry.