HYTORC and Cumulus Announce Partnership to Advance Industrial Bolting

 Boston, June 14, 2019  – HYTORC, a world leader in industrial bolting technology, and Cumulus Digital Systems, a venture capital-backed software company that is building the Internet of Tools to help industrial facilities be safer and more productive, today announced a new partnership that will combine their respective technologies and expertise to transform bolted joint management at industrial facilities.  

The assembly and installation of bolted connections is a critical activity during construction and maintenance in many industries, including oil & gas, energy generation, petrochemicals, mining, aviation, and infrastructure. The new partnership will combine HYTORC’s industry-leading bolting technology with Cumulus’ award-winning Smart Torque System (STS) to manage these safety-critical activities.

Working together, the companies will provide their customers unprecedented data transparency to improve work quality, prevent accidents and injuries, and minimize unplanned downtime. The partnership will ensure seamless integration of HYTORC’s bolting equipment with Cumulus’ software. HYTORC personnel will be certified to provide STS training and support and Cumulus’ customers will have access to HYTORC’s global field service network.


HYTORC is the world’s largest and oldest manufacturer of industrial bolting systems. The international company is family-owned and operated, and has been in business since 1968. With a focus on world-class customer service, the company has more than 50 locations in the United States and a comprehensive network of dedicated distributors and service centers worldwide. For more information, visit www.hytorc.com.

About Cumulus

Cumulus Digital Systems is a venture capital-backed software company in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that is transforming the industrial workforce to be fully connected and data-driven, significantly improving safety and productivity in maintenance and construction. Cumulus’ Internet of Tools platform collects data from digitally-enabled tools in the field to provide a single source of “truth” for real-time quality assurance and progress tracking. The company’s flagship product, the Smart Torque System, was selected as the “2019 Industrial IoT Innovation of the Year” by IoT Breakthrough. Cumulus is a spin-out from Shell’s Cambridge technology center, Shell TechWorks. For more information. visit www.cumulusds.com.