Precision carbide tipped drills by YBROS Drills for the aerospace and automotive industries

Our company

YBROS Drills (Sheffield) Limited was formed in January 2012 manufacturing Brazed Carbide Tipped Precision Drills from our Sheffield factory. Our precision drills are manufactured to tight tolerances to give you the confidence that the hole drilled is close to the size of drill used, unlike some other drills on the market.

Our history

Matthew Sorby and his family have been manufacturing cutting tools in Sheffield for over 50 years.

His Grandfather and Father started their first business in 1964 called L.Sorby & Sons manufacturing standard lathe tools. Matthew took over the family business in 1991 and decided the company was getting left behind and needed to catch up with its competitors. He introduced its first CNC machine in 1995 and decided to change the name of the company to SORBY (UK) Limited in 1999. From then on he introduced many more CNCs, including 5 Walter Heletonics Grinders and a Helicheck, and with this he had a very strong workforce to move the business forward. Matthew eventually sold the business in November 2007 to spend more time with his young family.

In December 2011 a new opportunity arose to buy back a small part of the business he originally sold. YBROS Drills (Sheffield) Limited was formed in January 2012. Matthew got together a few of his old staff he had known for many years and in his unit at Handsworth in Sheffield started manufacturing again. YBROS Drills is the UK’s largest Brazed Carbide Tipped Precision Drill manufacturer. 

Made in Sheffield

'Made In Sheffield' is one of the world's great brands, made famous internationally as a mark of origin and quality on the city's manufactured products.

YBROS Drills are proud members of the Made in Sheffield organisation.