Southco Latches Set the Stage for 2012 Summer Olympics

With facilities and representation throughout the world, it’s no surprise that Southco is a supporter of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games – but not how you might imagine.

Authorized Southco Distributor Bisco Industries was contacted by a supplier of premium special event flooring who needed  latches to secure temporary stage assemblies onsite at the London Olympic Park. And with the Olympics beginning in July, the supplier needed latches fast.

Bisco worked directly with the supplier, who ultimately doubled the original order quantity as a result of Southco’s competitive pricing, global presence and fast lead time. The supplier selected Southco’s R2 Concealed Butt-Joint Panel Fastening Latches, which provide a tight connection when latched, enabling fast assembly and removal.

Southco’s R2 Concealed Butt-Joint Panel Fastening Latches feature heavy-duty steel construction and mount behind or within the mating panels of an application for concealed operation. Available in two tool-actuated styles, these latches deliver exceptional strength and provide sufficient pull-up action to create a strong connection and seal, making them an ideal choice for mobile, removable assemblies like the supplier’s stage application.


In addition to the R2, Southco offers a wide variety of draw latch solutions for light to heavy duty applications:

  • Over Center Draw Latches ensure secure closure despite vibration with a low-profile, surface-mounted design and tamper-resistant construction.
  • Pull Draw Latches feature flexible latch handles that absorb and reduce vibration, and compensate for variations in mounting distances and alignment.
  • Rotary Action Draw Latches are compact and constructed of metal for high-strength operation, providing safe engagement that prevents the latch from popping open accidentally.

Do you have an application and need parts fast? Contact your Southco Key Account Manager.


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