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 the company provides 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.

"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."