Southco to use DHL Global Forwarding

Southco, a global source for engineered access hardware solutions has announced that it will be using DHL Global Forwarding as its sole global logistics provider. This will be for at least another four years, and is for a combination of ocean, air, domestic and customs brokerage services on a variety of different trade lanes.

Currently, Southco uses DHL Global Forwarding to ship a number of its latches, hinges and engineered access hardware products between the company’s 17 engineering and manufacturing centres in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. DHL Global Forwarding ships the company’s access hardware via ocean freight and via DHL’s Less than Container Load (LCL) service. In Europe Southco uses DHL’s road freight to move finished goods from the company’s factory in the UK to continental Europe.

Piak-Hwee Tan, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific said, “With their focus on delivering customized engineering solutions for applications in industries such as automotive, aerospace, mass transit and off-highway/construction, timely delivery and efficient supply chain management is critical to Southco and its customers.

“Their renewal of the DHL contract for another four years is testament to their confidence in our track record of delivering to their expectations. Our experienced team will continue to optimize their supply chain between South China and the U.S.”

“The relationship we have developed with DHL has been crucial to the success of our manufacturing facilities maintaining a continuous production flow, allowing us to get our products to market faster,” said Paul Smith, director, Global Supply Chain, Southco, Inc.

“With DHL Global Forwarding’s presence in the markets where we operate, it has helped us minimize or avoid unnecessary disruptions to our supply chain during any type of natural disaster or major event. DHL Global Forwarding also provides us with a global point of contact along with regional points of contacts in all regions where Southco operates, providing us day-to-day updates of our shipments and how we perform against our key performance indicators.”