Our mission

We believe that through innovation we can help our customers reduce costs and improve performance. Our mission is therefore to be the most innovative and technically competent cold forging company in Europe.

We seek to offer the most comprehensive customer service possible. We are proud of our ability to react quickly and to deliver to short timescales, complete with packaging and labelling that simplify your onward distribution and manufacturing processes.

Through our innovative designs, technical excellence and competitive prices, we add value to your product while eliminating unnecessary layers of cost in your supply chain.


We have a comprehensive range of machinery to meet the diverse needs of our customers. We are therefore able to offer unrivalled capabilities – in design, tooling, manufacture, assembly and logistics – all in house. Our facility features 19 cold forming, 9 roll forming and 35 second operation machines. Recent investment includes a new SEMS roller, a TESA Scan 52 optical measuring machine, a pointing and drilling machine, and a heading machine.


We are proud to partner with UK manufacturing organisations like the Confederation of British Metalforming and the British Chamber of Commerce.


We are one of the UK’s oldest cold forging manufacturers. Barton was formed more than 80 years ago in the back room of a pub called the Barton Arms in the Midlands. It was founded by Cyril Field, the inventor of the Fixt-nut, which was used extensively in the automotive industry for half a century. Barton has since moved from strength to strength. At the end of 2006 we relocated to a custom-built, 5,100 square metre facility – unique in the industry for its comprehensive range of machinery.

Awards & accreditations

Our environmental management system is accredited to ISO 14001:2005 and our quality management system is accredited to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO/TS 16949:2009.

We are proud members of the Jaguar Land Rover supply chain, and received a prestigious JCI Supplier Performance Award for Europe in 2012.

Where we operate

We are proud to be a UK manufacturer.
Our products are exported to 21 countries, including China and India. Every month of the year we supply more than 20 million components to customers worldwide

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Our team

We are committed to our workforce, and our employees receive extensive, ongoing training and support. We are proud to employ new apprentices, with a high proportion of our engineers starting with us as apprentices.

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