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bisco Retains Premier Status with Southco

For the second year in a row, bisco industries has achieved premier status as a Southco authorized distributor. bisco’s overall Southco revenue growth, expanded marketing efforts, and training engagements were all key elements in securing Southco premier status for 2016.

Benefits of Southco Premier Status

As a premier authorized Southco distributor bisco is able to provide clients with special pricing even compared to other authorized Southco distributors. In addition, premier status enables bisco to provide faster delivery by stocking more Southco product in bisco’s seven North American distribution centers.

About Southco

Southco is the leading manufacturer of engineered access hardware solutions, including a wide variety of latches, locks, captive fasteners, quick access fasteners, hinges, and handles. Southco’s products are used for applications in the networking, telecommunications, computer, automotive, aerospace, mass transit, construction, industrial machinery, marine and HVAC industries. Southco is committed to connecting, creating and innovating to provide the best solution for every access engineering problem.

Find Southco Product Info & Stock

For more information on Southco products, to browse by product attribute, and to find pricing online visit the Southco microsite on

Manufacturer Profile: Southco

Southco, Inc. was founded all the way back in 1899 as a specialty pipe manufacturer servicing the Pennsylvania oil industry. Today, their corporate headquarters is still in Pennsylvania but their product offering has exponentially expanded, along with their global presence. Southco is now the premier provider of engineered access hardware including products such as locks, latches, handles, hinges, and captive fasteners.

Combining Functionality & Aesthetics

Southco’s commitment to quality, performance, aesthetics, and ergonomics allow them to service countless industries. Southco latches and access hardware can be found in applications ranging from aircraft to consumer electronics. Southco provides solutions that are not only highly functional, but also visually pleasing.  But, perhaps the biggest contributor to Southco’s success is their unparalleled quality. Southco is certified to both ISO9001 and ISO/TS 16949 standards.

Authorized Southco Distributor

bisco industries is a Diamond level Southco distributor allowing us to offer superior service, pricing, and availability compared to other Southco distributors. In addition, bisco recently increased our stocking levels for many of Southco’s top selling items including the Southco series listed below. Search to find pricing, availability, product info, and to place orders. Need further assistance? Contact a bisco representative near you.

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How Ergonomic Components Enhance Aircraft Interiors

Aerospace Industry Focused on Lightweight Design

Many aircraft original equipment manufacturers are concentrating efforts on stripping weight out of everything from the aircraft bodies to passenger seating.  With new developments in technology and design and increasing demand for improved performance at reduced costs, locating and utilizing the most efficient, lightweight parts is more important than ever. However, utilizing lightweight materials in certain applications can come with its own set of challenges. For example, design engineers working on aircraft interior applications must replace traditional materials with lightweight materials without sacrificing quality or end user comfort. One way, engineers are overcoming this obstacle is by using lightweight positioning solutions on interior cabin applications, like food trays, inflight entertainment systems, interior doors and panels.

Lightweight positioning solutions provide ergonomic functionality for passengers as well as crew members and maintenance personnel. Passenger comfort and usability can be greatly increased by using ergonomic torque hinges and display mounts that provide a full range of motion. Not only do lightweight positioning solutions enhance ergonomic functionality for passengers but they also promote fuel efficiency thereby reducing costs in the long run.

Southco: The Trusted Leader in Lightweight Positioning Solutions

Southco is the industry leader in “lightweighting” latch, handle, hinge and display mount designs and bisco industries is a premier authorized distributor for Southco. To learn more about how Southco ergonomic hinge and display mount solutions are helping to increase aircraft efficiency download Southco’s Aerospace Positioning Solutions Industry Report.

Know which part you need or still specing in an item? Southco’s microsite on allows you to search by product number or product type. bisco’s e-commerce website also provides online quoting and purchasing for your convenience. Visit today!

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