Southco Inc has revealed that it will expand its operations footprint into Poland, through its parent company, TouchPoint Inc.
Touchpoint has acquired land in the South East 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 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. 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 fulfilment capacity, and allowing us to provide added value to our customers.”
Southco provides 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.
Pictured: Southco President Thomas Mehler (left) and Philip Kempson, Managing Director Europe, break ground at the new Southco site in Rzeszów, Poland