PACLOCK (Pacific Lock Company) is a family-owned business that began operation in 1996. In the beginning, padlock products were manufactured overseas, imported and assembled in the USA. Over the last seven years, PACLOCK made the commitment to producing high quality U.S.-made end-products.
The company operates with a balance of business and humanity. Some of our employees are disabled and disadvantaged workers. U.S.-made raw materials are purchased and CNC machinery is used to build our product line.
PACLOCK’s core padlock products are manufactured from hardened steel, aluminum and brass in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and shackles. The company uses U.S.-made 6061 aircraft grade aluminum to ensure a balance of machining ability and security.
PACLOCK products include specialty padlock products ranging from hockey puck padlocks using interchangeable cores and conventional commercial/residential lock cylinders to special application padlocking mechanisms for truck doors, gates, fences and key control.
Many PACLOCK products use a similar keyway as American Lock padlocks, as well as similar pin spacings and depths. The PACLOCK key blank number is P0. In addition, Pacific Lock offers other keyways including restricted.
We provide our customers the capability of small batch production. Making small runs of custom padlock products enable our customers to have exactly what they need in the amounts many companies can afford.
These capabilities added to our existing achievements that include the “Your Logo, Your Locks” program where a customer can buy as few as six padlocks and get custom laser engraving. Through this program, we engrave on hardened steel, aluminum and brass padlocks using any font, any size, or any style of engraving, with the job completed in a matter of days instead of weeks.
To ensure high quality production, Pacific Lock began producing all of their padlock bodies on Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines here in the United States. These CNC machines have cut down lead times, cut down required stock on hand, and improved the company’s ability to say “yes” to what would be considered one-off projects.
While one-off projects in quantities of a hundred might be considered unthinkable for some manufacturers, PACLOCK is able to satisfy customers’ needs. The ‘Heart Lock’ is one example. The ‘Love Lock’ industry is booming in Europe and now is coming to the United States. The idea is people can buy a padlock, have it custom engraved, and then lock it to a fence, bridge, or other landmark to be left there into eternity as a sign of their love.
A PACLOCK customer made an odd request for a padlock in a shape of a heart. The customer wanted the first few orders in batches of 100 with the possibility of larger orders in the future. It’s hard to shake off the old ways of doing business. However, we developed a unique product per the customer request that can be produced in small quantities, and delivered within 30 days.
While CNC machining is not unique in the manufacturing industry, PACLOCK makes exceptional use of being able to make one style lock, then quickly change and begin producing an entirely different lock five minutes later. This cuts down setup times and in the process saves money.
The third milestone is the contracts with large end users including the United States government to produce padlocks, including laminated padlocks for the military. Previously these locks were supplied to the U.S. government from another manufacturer making end-products outside of our borders.
Today, a significant proportion of the padlocks supplied to the military are produced in the United States by PACLOCK’s workforce, which is comprised of 15 percent disabled workers and a majority of the rest is considered disadvantaged. While Pacific Lock receives no bonuses or special considerations by the U.S. Government for our hiring practices, our family simply feels it’s the right thing to do.
ven if you are using a Master Edge™ keyway, you now have the ability to move to PACLOCK and still maintain your key systems.
PacLock Private label quality padlocks from Pacific Lock Co. come in several styles and can be custom-engraved through the Your Logo, Your Locks Program.