Southco, the lock and latch specialist, has extended its contract with DHL for four more years for a combination of air, ocean, domestic and customs brokerage services on various trade lanes.
Southco currently uses DHL Global Forwarding to ship a variety of its latches, hinges and engineered access hardware products between its 17 engineering and manufacturing locations in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.
DHL transports Southco’s access hardware products via ocean freight and via DHL’s LCL service. In Europe, the company uses DHL’s road freight to move its finished products from its manufacturing plant in the United Kingdom to continental Europe.
“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.