연혁

A Dynamic History of Growth and Transformation Spanning Three Centuries

당사는 급성장하던 펜실베이니아 오일 산업의 수요에 부응해 1899년에 특수 파이프 제조업체로 설립되었습니. 1945년에는 Southco, Inc.를 설립해 특수 Fastners 및 Latches 사업에 진출했습니다. 지난 70여년 간 당사는 혁신, 전략적 인수 및 해외 투자를 통해 엔지니어링 액세스 하드웨어 분야의 글로벌 리더로 변화, 성장했습니다.

Southco 솔루션은 여러분과 그 밖에 수천 명의 사람들이 매일 사용하는 핵심 제품입니다. Southco의 엔지니어링 액세스 하드웨어 솔루션에는 locks, latches, captive fasteners, hinges, handles 외 기타 혁신적인 제품을 포함한 주요 "터치포인트"를 보유하고있습니다.

Southco의 애플리케이션은 적용 범위가 매우 넓으며, 해양, 자동차, off- highway/건설, RV/caravan, 산업 장비, 보관함, HVAC, 의료 장비 및 네트워크, 전기 통신 및 컴퓨터와 같은 산업에 사용됩니다.

Southco는 100년이 넘는 기간 동안 고객들이 엔니지어링 문제를 해결하고 극복하도록 도와 왔습니다. 당사의 열정, 비전 그리고 현재의 중점은 고객이 제품의 엔지니어링 "터치포인트"를 차별화하여 더 쉽게 판매하고 최종 사용자가 손쉽게 사용할 수 있도록 돕는 것입니다. 당사는 탁월한 엔지니어링 및 운영을 바탕으로 강력한 기술 판매 및 마케팅 팀에 투자함으로써 이 비전을 실현하기 위해 노력하고 있습니다.

Southco는 현재 업계 선두기업이며 미래의 기회를 잡을 수 있는 준비가 되어 있습니다.


주요 연대표를 통해 Southco의 역사에 대해 알아보십시오.

Timeline of Milestones

  • 1899

    South Chester Tube Company Founded

    South Chester Tube Company began as a manufacturer of tubing, pipe and couplings, which were used to extract oil from fields across the United States and transfer it to refineries.

  • 1945

    South Chester Corporation founded as a division of South Chester Tube Company.

    South Chester Corporation began manufacturing specialty fastener devices in Essington, Pennsylvania, USA. The Southco name is registered with the United States patent office in the following year and the products of the South Chester Corporation are marketed under the Southco name.

  • 1950

    Operations of South Chester Corporation moved from Essington, Pennsylvania to Lester, Pennsylvania, USA

    The Lester facility provided additional room for expansion to accommodate the company’s rapid growth.

  • 1955

    Acquired Lion Fastener Company, Honeoye Falls, New York, USA Acquired Dodge Steel, Philadelphia, PA, USA

    Southco acquired the Lion Fastener Company, a leader in quarter-turn fasteners. Southco acquired Dodge Steel, a steel foundry. These acquisitions greatly expanded Southco’s manufacturing capabilities and provided access to new markets.

  • 1965

    Opened Brandywine Manufacturing Facility, Concordville, Pennsylvania, USA Opened Honeoye Falls, New York, USA Manufacturing Facility

    These two new facilities provided added capacity for operations.

  • 1974

    Opened Corporate Office, Concordville, Pennsylvania, USA

    Southco's corporate office was relocated from Lester Pennsylvania to Concordville, Pennsylvania to be co-located with the existing manufacturing facility.

  • 1983

    Established European Operations with acquisitions in Germany and the United Kingdom

    Southco established its European presence with acquisitions in the United Kingdom and Germany. Further acquisitions in Italy, Spain and France in the ensuing years created the framework for Southco’s European sales force.

  • 1988

    Acquired Simmons Fastener Company and Thermo Products, Albany, New York, USA

    Southco gained new products as well as access to new markets.

  • 1992

    Opened direct sales and warehousing facility, Melbourne, Australia. Established partnership with NBK to sell Southco products in Japan.

    Southco’s Melbourne, Australia facility and partnership with NBK provided its first direct presence in the Asia Pacific region.

  • 1995

    Opened Direct Sales Office, Korea

    Southco continued its global outreach by establishing a direct sales presence in Asia.

  • 2001

    Opened Asia Headquarters, Hong Kong

    By opening a headquarters in Asia, Southco was poised to facilitate growth in the region.

  • 2002

    Opened Distribution and Assembly Facility, Shanghai, China

    The Shanghai distribution and assembly facility was Southco’s first facility in mainland China.

  • 2003

    Acquired Mobella, Eskilstuna, Sweden Opened Southco Marine Facility in Melbourne, Florida, USA.

    The Mobella acquisition brought products exclusively designed for the Marine Industry to Southco's product portfolio.

  • 2004

    Opened Fu Yong, China Manufacturing Facility Opened Automotive Engineering Center, Stuttgart, Germany Acquired Dzus and Hartwell-Dzus Companies

    The Fu Yong facility brought manufacturing capabilities closer to customers in south Asia. The Stuttgart engineering facility enabled greater connectivity with automotive customers in Germany. The Dzus acquisition complemented and expanded Southco's product offering.

  • 2005

    Acquired Shi Yan, China Manufacturing Facility Opened Shanghai, China Injection Molding and Assembly Facility Acquired CEMA Technologies, Audubon, PA, USA

    The Shi Yan and Shanghai facilities brought die casting and stamping capabilities (Shi Yan) and injection molding (Shanghai) closer to customers in Asia. The acquisition of CEMA Technologies added positioning technology to Southco's product portfolio.

  • 2008

    Opened Manufacturing, Engineering and Customer Service Center, Pune, India Opened Manufacturing and Assembly Facility, Chihuahua, Mexico

    Southco’s Pune facility established local technical, design, assembly and order fulfillment support to the region. Southco's Chihuahua facility expanded the company's North American footprint.

  • 2011

    Opened Expanded Design and Manufacturing Facility, Shenzhen, China

    Southco consolidated its Fu Yong and Shi Yan operations into one larger state-of-the-art factory in Shenzhen, China.