The company was formed by a group of experienced hardness testing engineers, and is a direct descendant of the Vickers Armstrong company, which developed the Vickers hardness test in 1924. Today, trading as ZwickRoell Ltd., we provide UKAS accredited calibration services not only on Vickers hardness machines, but a wide range of hardness testing equipment and backs that up with a nationwide sales, maintenance and breakdown service.

From August 2013, UK Calibrations became part of the Zwick Roell Group A world leader in materials and component testing, this move secured the future of the company and allowed access to the full range of Zwick Roell hardness testing machines and the expertise of other members of the group, including Indentec, a long established British manufacturer of hardness testers and other accessories. Indentec also have an in house design capability for special tooling and automatic systems.

In 2021, Austrian hardness testing machine manufacturer EMCO-TEST became part of the ZwickRoell Group. For over 65 years, EMCO-TEST has been known for innovative products in hardness testing. More than 50 employees work at the headquarters in Kuchl, Austria. EMCO-TEST specializes in the field of traditional hardness testing and offers a unique product portfolio.

"We are proud of our company's history and achievements, and because of our structure, we have the flexibility to respond quickly to customers problems. Whether it is a breakdown, a compliance issue or a technical enquiry, our team of experts are available to help you."