SOUTHCO EXPANDS EUROPE MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS INTO POLAND

2018-05-14
Southco, Inc., the global leader in engineered access hardware solutions, announced today that it will expand its operations footprint into Poland. TouchPoint Inc., the parent company of Southco, 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.

Southco President Thomas Mehler (left) and Philip Kempson, Managing Director Europe (right) break ground at the new Southco site in Rzeszów, Poland 

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, 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 fulfilment capacity, and allowing us to provide added value to our customers.”

About TouchPoint
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, Mediwell and Vanas Medical, and an Intelligent Vending & Inventory Platform consisting of SupplyPoint and Vanas. In total, TouchPoint companies have over 4,000 employees in 24 countries and serve in excess of 80 thousand customers in nearly 100 countries throughout the world. www.touchpointinc.com

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