CONCORDVILLE, Pa., September 25, 2019 — Southco, Inc., the global leader in engineered access hardware solutions, today celebrated the official opening of its new facility in Poland with a Grand Opening Ceremony on site in Rzeszów. The 60,000 square foot facility, built on grounds which were acquired in early 2018 by TouchPoint, Inc., the parent company of Southco, has been operational since April of this year.

During the event, which was attended by the TouchPoint, Inc. Board of Directors, Southco associates, representatives of the local government and business community and the entire facility workforce, Thomas Mehler, President, Southco, Inc., emphasized the tremendous teamwork that had enabled the successful go-live of the facility earlier this year. He specifically recognized the outstanding support and contribution of the two key contractors and consultants, Hartbex and CBRE, who both received awards in appreciation of their efforts.

“This is a very proud day for us,” said Thomas Mehler, President, Southco, Inc., “The new Southco facility, with its state of the art technology and modern, fresh look demonstrates the strength of our global brand and puts us in a powerful position to continue adding value to our customers in Europe and around the world.”

Southco’s decision to open 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 site currently employs close to 70 associates, primarily engaged in assembly and logistics operations. There are plans for further recruitment as additional operational processes are added.

About Southco Southco, Inc. is the leading global designer and manufacturer of engineered access solutions. From quality and performance to aesthetics and ergonomics, we understand that first impressions are lasting impressions in product design. For over 70 years, Southco has helped the world’s most recognized brands create value for their customers with innovative access solutions designed to enhance the touch points of their products in transportation and industrial applications, medical equipment, data centers and more. With unrivalled engineering resources, innovative products and a dedicated global team, Southco delivers the broadest portfolio of premium access solutions available to equipment designers throughout the world.

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.

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