The company was founded in 1899, as a specialty pipe manufacturer for the burgeoning Pennsylvania oil industry. In 1945, Southco, Inc. was created with the entry into the specialty fastener and latch business. Over the past 60 years, we have transformed and grown through innovation, strategic acquisitions and overseas investments into a global leader in Engineered Access Hardware.
Southco solutions are a key part of products you and thousands of others interact with every day. Our engineered access hardware solutions include key “touch points” such as locks, latches, captive fasteners, hinges, handles and other innovative products.
Our application universe is immense and covers industries such as marine, automotive, off-highway/construction, RV/caravan, industrial machinery, enclosures, HVAC, medical equipment and network, telecommunications and computers.
For more than 100 years Southco has helped customers solve and overcome engineering challenges. Our passion, vision and focus today, is to help customers differentiate the engineered “touch points” of their products so they become easier to sell and use by the end users. We strive to realize this vision by investing in a strong technical sales and marketing team backed by engineering and operational excellence.
Southco is an industry leader of today and prepared for the possibilities of tomorrow.