Acument Global Technologies, a supplier of mechanical fastening technology, has selected Southco’s Honeoye Falls, New York facility as a 2019 recipient of its TORX Drive System World-Class Quality Award for fasteners — for the third consecutive year. Southco is a globally recognized provider of engineered access hardware solutions.
As one of the largest and longest-running intellectual property licensing programs in the fastening industry, Acument established the annual award program in 2005 to recognize its high-performing, qualified licensees who demonstrate the greatest commitment to manufacturing high quality, authentic TORX fasteners and tooling.
To be considered for the award, manufacturers:
- Have 100% acceptance on audits submitted within the year
- Have at least three different parts submitted within the year that were manufactured by the submitting licensee and samples submitted within 60 days of request
- Be a licensee for 24 months and be in good standing, with TORX gages submitted for re-certification within the previous two years,
- Be certified to national or international standards comparable to ISO 16949, ISO 9000 or QS 9000.
Qualified licensed manufacturers apply Acument’s TORX and TORX PLUS drive systems for applications in automotive, Industrial, electronics, aerospace, and other markets.
“We are pleased to be recognized as a world class supplier for the third year in a row by one of the leading mechanical fastening technology businesses in the world,” said Anthony Wood, VP of Operations, Southco, Inc. “By incorporating the TORX Drive System into the products manufactured at our Honeoye Falls, New York facility, Southco is able to deliver the highest levels of quality and performance to our customers.”
Southco has been a TORX licensee since 1997 and is one of eight drive tool and 24 fastener manufacturers representing the countries of China, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, and the United States to receive the award for their 2019 performance.