Reliable Latch Solutions to Meet Your Needs

latch hardware


Reliable latches are a critical component to the products you provide to your customers, whether you are manufacturing truck bodies, trailers, emergency vehicles, HVAC equipment, metal fabricated tool boxes, or a myriad of other industrial equipment products.Whether you need a standard or specialty latch, require special kitting or partial assembly to speed production, Austin Hardware has expert staff to help you identify the right latch so you can stay on time and on budget. Austin’s team of in-house engineers are also available to assist you, at no additional cost, with custom applications.

Here are just a few of the types of latches in stock at Austin:

Cam and Bar Locks
Austin’s cam and bar locks provide security for many heavy duty applications, such as rear trailer doors. From weather resistant to heavy duty environments, we’ll help you choose the best cam/bar lock for your application, or help customize one to your specifications. We offer replacement parts as well as packaged and welded assembly cam and bar locks for quick and easy installation.

Compression Latches
Compression latches are found in just about every industry from railway to HVAC to industrial machinery, construction equipment and more. Our range of light to heavy-duty compression latches are durable and are available in lever style, lift and turn style, and more.

Deadbolt Latches
Our deadbolts are engineered to perform under the most extreme conditions where extra security is needed. Our heavy-duty deadbolt latches surpass the demands of most industrial and commercial applications. Deadbolt latches include barrel bolts, or multi-point center controlled, roller style, spring-loaded, locking, non-locking, padlockable, and more.

Hasps and Staples
Hasps and staples are great for chests, gates, lockers, cabinets, and more. They are available in several materials and finishes including stainless steel, plain steel, zinc plated steel, and aluminum, with or without mounting holes. They’re easy to install and provide extra security when used with a padlock.

With Austin, You Get More
Think of our team as an extension of your team. We can provide custom packaging and labeling, help reduce your freight charges, or implement a complete vendor managed inventory program.

We’re here to help you reduce costs, improve processes, and solve problems. That’s why Austin Hardware is the leading source for industrial and vehicular hardware in the country. Contact us.


Reduce Inventory Expense with Austin’s Vendor Managed Inventory Program

VMI Vendor Managed Inventory Program

Do you want to streamline purchasing and stocking processes and ensure the right hardware inventory is on hand when you need it? Austin’s Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Program is the first of its kind for lock and latch hardware and is designed to improve parts availability and reduce expense.

How does it work?

We will provide you with user-friendly software that automates virtually every step of your ordering, purchasing, stocking, and managing processes. Plus, we will evaluate your processes and customize the program to work with the inventory systems you already have in place. The VMI program saves you both time and money by reducing the time-consuming tasks and costly paperwork associated with purchasing, invoicing, expediting, and other inventory-related tasks.

Vendor Managed Inventory provides you with the following services:

  • Customized Quality Programs: Our employees will help you create a customized, quality program that meets your unique manufacturing needs.
  • Engineering Services: Our technical specialists will work with you to create customized hardware solutions.
  • On-site Personnel: Our employees can take care of tracking, reordering, and replenishing critical components, allowing you to focus on your core competencies.
  • Consigned Inventory: This will ease any budgeting and cash flow issues by generating billing only for inventory you actually use, while still providing you with on-site, immediate access to the program parts you need.
  • Point of Use Bin Stocking: This provides real-time electronic tracking and automatic restocking to help you maintain your hardware inventories at the precise level and location that you specify on your manufacturing floor.
  • Barcode Scans & Custom Labels: We will provide you with a scanner and barcode labels to automate your inventory tracking and management of program needs.
  • Kitting: We can sort, pack and deliver your hardware components in convenient kits.
  • Summary Billing: With fewer invoices to process and checks to cut, you will save hours of time and effort for your accounting staff.
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI): Our VMI software will automate the exchange of all electronic documents such as orders, invoices, shipping notices, etc.

We seek to give all of our customers a competitive edge in their markets, and VMI is just one of the ways we do that. If you’d like to learn more about Vendor Managed Inventory, or if you need help locating a part from one of our over 970 vendors, contact us today.