Southco has acquired Unikey Industrial Components, headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil. The acquisition will broaden Southco’s range of engineered access hardware solutions and extends the company’s global market presence into South America.

Unikey manufactures latches, locks, hinges, ventilation systems and related accessories for various industries in Brazil and greater South America. It serves a variety of industries including industrial machinery, electrical equipment, mass transportation, marine and network and telecommunications.

“This is an exciting time for our company as we continue to grow and expand our global reach.” Said Brian McNeill, president & CEO of Southco. “We see immediate opportunities to accelerate our presence and participation in the fast growing markets of Brazil and greater South America. By uniting our strong and complementary brands, products and people, we will enhance our ability to add value and provide our customers throughout the world with the broadest line of high quality Access Hardware Solutions.”