Engineered access products specialist Southco has published a new brochure to illustrate its expertise as a single supplier for all latching, locking, electronic and positioning control solutions for the railway industry.

The brochure demonstrates Southco’s ability to relate to the needs of both operator and user in providing access and positioning solutions that meet a wide range of criteria from minimal operating and maintenance costs to positive passenger experience. For interiors, Southco products offer a ‘touch point’ focus that helps create a positive first impression, optimum comfort and intuitive operation. External products meet key design considerations such as vibration resistance, ease of use and maintenance, and security and safety.

Alex Wakeley, industry manager for transportation at Southco, says: “The brochure is designed to encapsulate the depth of our involvement in the market and the extent to which our products apply to so many elements of modern rolling stock design. One of our key strengths as a company is an ability to translate technologies from one market to another. In the case of the rail sector, we can offer expertise developed within the aerospace and automotive industries where the emphasis is very much on high standards of aesthetics to create a positive passenger experience without compromising safety, security or performance.”

Southco’s offer to the railway industry encompasses the full range of access and positioning solutions from tried and tested industry proven latches to cutting-edge electronic access solutions. Products featured include concealed mechanical and electromechanical latches, quick access fasteners, compression latches and next-generation electronic access technologies. Positioning solutions range from removable hinges to fully integrated position control systems.

Copies of the Southco railway access brochure can be found via the link on our profile page.