Access solutions for the Automotive industry
Southco Brazil Earns IATF 16949 Certification
Southco's São Paulo, Brazil facility has earned The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) 16949 Certification.
Enhancing Autonomous Vehicle Interior Design with Proven Access Solutions
This white paper explains how automotive designers can create functional autonomous interior spaces that not only provide comfort, but also build trust and alleviate passenger fear.
Southco’s DZUS® Quarter-Turn Fastener
Learn how Southco’s DZUS® Quarter-Turn Fastener provides an effective and reliable means of securing a panel, with rapid fastening and set force that prevents over tightening.
Engineering Interior Design for Passenger Confidence and Comfort
This article explains how autonomous vehicle designers can create functional interior spaces that not only provide comfort, but also build trust and alleviate passenger fear.
New Compact Electronic Slide Bolt Designed For Small Spaces
Southco has expanded its line of electronic access control solutions with a compact electronic slide bolt that simplifies the upgrade from mechanical to electromechanical latching. The lightweight...
DZUS® Quick Access Fastening Solutions Brochure
This brochure explains important design considerations for specifying a DZUS® Quick Access Fastener and offers a step-by-step guide to selecting a complete fastening system from Southco.
Why Touch Points Matter To Automotive Design
This article explains how touch points form the foundation for customers to perceive and make decisions regarding the automobiles they purchase
Distinctive Touch Points for the Automotive Industry
This brochure provides an overview of how our proven core latching mechanisms and innovative new technologies can differentiate your vehicle design.
Key Decision Points in Hinge Hardware for Design Engineers
This article explains how positioning hinge technology can be used to define and adjust operating effort required to move or position virtually any mounted component that is opened, closed and moved
Why the Quarter-Turn Fastener Turns Heads In Automotive Design
This article explains how quarter-turn fasteners can lower installation costs, while facilitating quick repeatable access to critical vehicle components.
Modular Comfort Headrests for Seating
This white paper explains how Modular Comfort Headrest solutions with integrated positioning technology provides reliable and flexible constant torque functionality
Rotary Latch Features Dual Trigger Actuation
Southco’s R4 Dual Trigger Rotary Latch features a compact design and multiple points of actuation, allowing the latch to be triggered by two independent actuators.
Single Point Rotary Latching Solutions for Gloveboxes
This white paper explains how our Single Point Rotary Latch provides an economical option for glove box latching applications.
Transitioning From Mechanical to Electronic Locking Devices
This article explains how engineers can simplify the transition from mechanical locks to electronic access technology by integrating the appropriate Electronic Access Solution into the application.
Southco Product Overview Guide
This brochure provides an overview of Southco's product class categories and their features.
The Dual Point Coupler: A Flexible Glovebox Latching Solution
This article explains how our Dual Point Coupler facilitates changes in actuation or mounting style modifications in glove box applications and beyond.
Getting Started with Electronic Access Control
This video explains how Southco’s electronic locks provide enhanced physical security and access control where it matters the most – at the equipment level.
Position Hinging Solutions for Center Consoles
This white paper explains how our position control hinges act as a core solution for center console applications, enabling quiet operation and precise operating efforts