Our History

50 Years Of Bolting Solutions. The HYTORC mission is to optimize safety, quality and schedule in industrial bolting through innovative solutions. Learn More
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1968

Cita Industries, Inc. Founded

As an importer and distributor of foreign products, John Junkers found a market in need of a better solution when he set out with a manual torque multiplier. This began the mission to develop a hydraulic powered torque wrench he would call "the HYTORC".
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1972

LT Released

Cita Industries designs and patents the world’s first hydraulic ratchet tool with an adjustable reaction member.
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1975

Cita Industries, Inc. Renamed To HYTORC

After seeing the potential of the HYTORC LT tool under the Cita brand, John rebrands the company under the HYTORC name to focus exclusively on industrial torque wrenches.
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1978

HYTORC Moves To South Hackensack

Demand for HYTORC bolting systems starts to increase, requiring more inventory, new staff and faster shipping capabilities. Just twenty minutes from New York City, South Hackensack proves to be the perfect location for the new HYTORC headquarters.
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1980

SL Released

HYTORC designs and patents the world’s first uni-body housing for hydraulic torque tools and introduces the HYTORC-SL line.
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1984

ULC Released

HYTORC is awarded patents for the world’s first dual-purpose hydraulic cassette-tool for limited and unlimited clearances with exchangeable hex and square drive cassettes.
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1987

Invention Of The Uni-Swivel

HYTORC designs and patents the world’s first uni-swivel to eliminate hose interference.
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1988

XL Released

HYTORC introduces the world’s first hydraulic tool constructed of aluminum alloy for reduced weight and added portability.
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1995

Headquarters moves to Mahwah

With tremendous growth, HYTORC outgrew its office and warehouse space and moved to its current location in Mahwah, NJ. With more than 3 times the space, the new location allowed for more staff and more inventory to allow faster shipping and enhanced customer service.
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2000

JETYD Founded

In an effort to build a team dedicated to the HYTORC Nut and development of future fastener technologies, JETYD is founded and a new era of engineering-based sales begins.
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2004

Launch Of The JETYD LoaDisc

The LoaDisc was created to be a simpler, more economical method for achieving some of the benefits the HYTORC Nut provides. Bringing HYTORC one step closer to our goal of safer, faster and more accurate bolting methods for all industrial bolting jobs.
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2009

The Torque Gun Company Founded

With increasing demand for the HYTORC jGun product line, The Torque Gun Company is founded to dedicate sales and engineering resources towards further growth of the air powered product line.
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2015

John K. Junkers Intl. Distribution Center Opens

HYTORC unveils the new John K. Junkers International Distribution Center in South Hackensack. Improved shipping times, inventory management, quality control and repair turnaround are just the tip of the iceberg in this new world-class facility.
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2015

Hydrower Acquisition

To continue innovating the hydraulic tool lineup, more control over the power packs that drive the tools was needed. Combining the strengths of our engineering departments and changing the name to HYTORC Technologies was just the start to an incredible new venture.
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2018

HYTORC Celebrates 50 Years Of Innovation

With 50 years of experience focused entirely on developing the highest quality industrial bolting systems, HYTORC is the most trusted name in the industry.