Southco Expands Europe Manufacturing Operations Into Poland
Concordville, Pa., April 26, 2018 — Southco, Inc., the global leader in engineered access solutions, announced today that it will expand its operations footprint into Poland. TouchPoint Inc., the parent company of Southco, Inc., has acquired land in the Southeast region of Rzeszów, where Southco will construct a new 60,000 square foot facility to meet the needs of Southco’s growing European customer base.
Construction of the new facility will begin this year with completion scheduled for early 2019. The Poland expansion will provide Southco with a new location that will accommodate future business growth in Europe through the creation of a local manufacturing operations, engineering and distribution capabilities.
Southco’s decision to establish a new facility in Poland embraces the trend of international businesses choosing to invest in this fast-developing region, which is rich in local talent and culture. The new facility will feature state of the art technology and will bring new and exciting opportunities for job growth to the local economy, with recruitment scheduled to begin later this year.
“We are excited to be joining an area that is becoming a hub for development and new technology, and we look forward to establishing Southco operations in Poland,” said Thomas Mehler, President, Southco, Inc. “With the completion of our new Poland facility, we will have two facilities in the UK and one in mainland Europe, strengthening our operational and order fulfillment capacity, and allowing us to provide added value to our customers.”
Southco is the leading and trusted global source for engineered access hardware solutions, including a variety of latches, locks, captive and quick access fasteners, hinges, handles, electronic access solutions, and other accessories for applications in the networking, telecommunications, computer, automotive, aerospace, mass transit, off-highway/construction, RV/caravan, industrial machinery, marine and HVAC industries. Southco is passionately focused on delivering customized engineering solutions and global support for its customers. The company aspires to be a virtual engineering center for its customers’ engineered access solutions and is committed to providing outstanding quality and overall satisfaction. Southco’s promise to its customers is to connect, create and innovate to provide the best solution for every access engineering problem. www.southco.com
TouchPoint is a privately held, diversified global growth company based in Concordville, PA. TouchPoint focuses on acquiring and building niche, high growth manufacturing businesses where technology and human touch points make a tangible difference to the end user. The current TouchPoint portfolio is made up of an Access Hardware Platform, anchored by Southco, a Medical Technology Platform, including ITD, TouchPoint Medical and Vanas Medical, and an Intelligent Vending & Inventory Platform consisting of SupplyPoint and Vanas Engineering. In total, TouchPoint companies have over 4,000 employees in 24 countries and serve in excess of 80,000 customers in nearly 100 countries throughout the world. www.touchpointinc.com
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