SPX Acquires Torque Tension Systems


SPX Corporation announces that its SPX Hydraulic Technologies business unit, part of the company’s Industrial Products and Services segment, acquired UK-based Torque Tension Systems Ltd. (TTS), a leading global supplier of hydraulic torque wrench and tensioner tool products. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The addition of TTS’s line of high-performance industrial bolting tools will expand SPX Hydraulic Technologies’ product portfolio offering to the global energy infrastructure markets, particularly the oil and gas and wind sectors.

“SPX is continually seeking opportunities to enhance its product offerings to better serve its customers and provide them with best-in-class industrial solutions,” says Lee Powell, SPX segment president. “Torque Tension Systems’ line of high quality, high performance tools utilized across multiple industries represents a powerful addition to our growing portfolio of industrial tools.”


Based in Northumberland, UK, the company’s hydraulic bolting product lines include Dura-Lite hydraulic torque wrenches, LDF torque wrenches, subsea bolt tensioners, hydraulic nut splitters, flange pullers, and flange spreaders. All of TTS’s products are engineered using computer-aided technology to deliver first-rate performance and durability in even the most demanding operating environments. In addition to serving the power and energy market, TTS’s tools are utilized in the petrochemical, automotive, chemical, railways, and shipbuilding industries. The company has additional offices in Australia and Malaysia.

“TTS has built a strong reputation as an innovator by developing products and software packages for the energy infrastructure market,” says Thom Farrell, president of SPX Hydraulic Technologies. “By combining our premium Predator series hydraulic pump product line with TTS’s leading bolting tool offering, customers utilizing hydraulic bolting systems will be able to get the best of both aspects of a bolting system. The combination results in an extremely fast and durable system.”

SPX’s Hydraulic Technologies is a global manufacturer of high-force hydraulic pumps, cylinders, jacks, pullers, and tools, serving customers around the world. More information is available at www.spx.com.