In 1947, when we began our own manufacturing, we also shifted from direct sales to distributing through a network of dealers. Today the dealer channel remains our largest means of distribution. As a fourth generation, family-owned company, we consider our dealers to be an extension of our family. Some of these relationships are over 50 years old.
Lathem's dealer network is worldwide with the majority of these companies in North America. We have independent dealerships as well as dealers that belong to national buying groups. We also have a large group of dealers in Mexico, Canada & South America.
Our traditional dealers handle local customer installations and support and usually carry a variety of office equipment and supplies. Some of our dealers are time and attendance specialists or wall clock system dealers. We are currently expanding our dealer network around the world. If Lathem products are a logical fit with your business, we'd like to discuss it with you.