About Retail Handling Solutions


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Southworth International Group
is the parent of a family of companies whose mission is to 
Make Work Faster, Safer and Easier. 


Southworth’s roots date back more than a century. For much of this history, the Company has been developing and supplying equipment that provides the many benefits of the practical application of ergonomics in the manufacturing and warehousing industries. Its divisions are widely recognized for their innovative approach to application engineering, extensive product offerings, adaptability to exact customer requirements and service both before and after sales.


In more recent years, the Company has extended its focus to include the opportunity rich repetitive handling requirements of many retail operations. Store goods are handled multiple times,often in awkward positions and almost all operations are done over and over and over again. Safety problems are clearly an issue and applications to improve productivity abound.


Recognizing that retail store operations are significantly  different from manufacturing and somewhat different from warehousing, Retail Handling Solutions was created in order to concentrate the practical application of ergonomics on the specific circumstances of this work environment. Limited space, high volumes, thin margins, packaging necessities, etc., as well as consideration for in-store shoppers and merchandising frequently require a very different approach to optimizing the productivity and safety of these stock handling applications.


The people of Retail Handling Solutions understand this and are ready to discuss your store operations with this experience in hand.