Started Cloud Company
Jim Rucker Sr. started Cloud Company in 1951 as a tool and die shop in the San Francisco Bay Area (USA).
Cloud Company’s first machine
Cloud Company’s first machine, the 1804, was developed in the early 1960s for the marine transportation trade.
The Series II
Demand from customers (marine and industrial alike) for a smaller, less bulky machine was immediate. In the early 1970s the Series II machine was introduced. A large number of these machines are still in use today in a major U.S. brewery.
The Series III
In 1980, the first Series III machines were introduced. The Series III boasted some dramatic improvements in design and serviceability over the Series II machines. Many of Cloud’s current models including the 360, 700, 750, 180 and 363 are based in principle on the Series III design.
In 2008, Cloud acquired Sellers Cleaning Systems to broaden the company’s product offering worldwide. Sellers has been manufacturing and marketing its products since 1871.
Cloud’s Series III-based machinery continues to set the standard for reliability today and into the future. Look for other upcoming innovative products from Cloud that will address customers’ needs.
San Luis Obispo, Calif
In March 2014, Cloud Company moved into a 26,000 square foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in San Luis Obispo, Calif. The move was undertaken to better leverage investments in modern manufacturing equipment (including CNC mills and lathes, plus 3-D printers) that support the company’s growth and new product development initiatives.