Southco Europe - Railway Technology
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Southco Europe

Train Latches, Fasteners, Hinges and Position-Control Products

PO Box 0116,
210 North Brinton Lake Road,
PA 19331-0116,
United States of America

As a leading global source for engineered access hardware and positioning technology, Southco offers an extensive portfolio of latches, fasteners, hinges and position-control products for a wide range of interior and exterior rolling-stock applications.

These Southco solutions, plus the skills, resources and expertise to satisfy the next-generation of railway hardware requirements, create greater opportunities for rolling-stock manufacturers to be more productive and competitive.

Rolling-stock interior latches, fasteners, hinges and position-control devices

Southco latches, fasteners, hinges and position-control devices are used throughout rolling stock interiors. Our ‘touch point’ focus and attention to detail helps to ensure a positive first impression while optimising comfort, safety and intuitive operation in applications such as:

  • Baggage areas
  • Doors and displays
  • Driver cabins
  • Galley areas
  • HVAC units
  • Lighting
  • Seating
  • Toilet modules
  • Electrical cabinets

Rail exterior latches, fasteners, hinges and position-control devices

Southco’s range of exterior hardware is designed to be robust, reliable, compact and resistant to vibration, and to protect against unauthorised access. Our industry-proven latches last the life of the vehicle and help lower the cost of ownership.

Typical applications include covers and access panels; skirts; rooftop units; under-floor containers; and lights.

Rail position-control technology

Southco’s range of position control technology comes in the form of constant torque, asymmetric torque, adjustable torque, detent, bi-stable and counter-balanced hinges. Position-control hinges help to enhance the travel experience for passengers with an improved quality to the feel of key touch points, such as LCD screens, drop-down tables, headrests and armrests.

Precision-engineered components provide resistance to vibration, which minimises noise nuisance in the cabin.

Electronic access solutions

Southco’s electronic access solutions provide the same security and strength of a mechanical latch, with the convenience of electronic access control; including key management flexibility, integration into electronic systems and remote monitoring and access capabilities. Concealed latch points help to improve aesthetics.

Quick-access fasteners

The DZUS® quick-access fastener is one of the foremost names in the world of quick-access fastening and a popular solution for securing interior access panels in the rail industry.

Quarter-turn fasteners

Southco’s extensive selection of DZUS® quarter-turn fasteners satisfies a broad range of requirements for quick access, high strength and economical performance.

Overall, Southco provide:

  • Innovative solutions – intelligent product design, with many vibration-resistant features, enhances reliability and quick access while reducing maintenance costs
  • Stylish hardware design – progressive styling complements the aesthetics of railway cabin interiors to promote customer satisfaction and sales
  • Single-source convenience – the ability to access multiple latch, fastening, hinge and position control solutions from a single source reduces product development time and costs for customers in the rail industry
  • Global engineering/manufacturing – generating hardware solutions closer to the point of need provides a more timely and cost-effective outcome.
  • Global support – Southco sales and support personnel around the globe make it easier to be responsive with prompt information and local assistance when and where you need it

New Southco Cam Latch Option Adds Push-to-Close Convenience

An expanded selection of Southco® E5 cam latches now adds intuitive push-to-close convenience to the existing versatility and affordability of this modular line. Styling and access control options include hand, tool, and key-actuated models. The new designs satisfy both single-point and two-point

Southco Announces the Release of the EA-R01 Wireless FRO Remote Controller

Southco® announces the release of the EA-R01 wireless FRO remote controller. The EA-R01 provides a durable method of controlling access to multiple locked compartments from distances up to 100 feet. Designed to meet harsh environmental needs across a wide range of industrial and commercial

Southco Release New Total Rail Solutions Brochure

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 n

Southco Europe

PO Box 0116

210 North Brinton Lake Road

PA 19331-0116



United States of America

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International Trade Park, 3 Aviation Place

Victoria 3043




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Touch Point


Wainwright Road



United Kingdom

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Southco, 24/F, Tower 2,Evergain Plaza

88 Container Port Road

NT Hong Kong

Kwai Chung


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