Utopia is a division of Pan Oston Company and is a majority owned subsidiary of Houchens Industries with facilities in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Hiram, GA and Peterborough, Canada. Houchens Industries, headquartered in Bowling Green, is
one of the largest employee owned (“ESOP") companies in the United States. Houchens, with approximately $3 billion in annual sales and 15,000 employees has interests in retail, financial services, construction, insurance, recycling and manufacturing industries.
Founded in 1968 as a subsidiary of Halton Oy, a Finnish fixture company, Pan-Oston has been a recognized provider of custom interior wood and metal fixturing for retail stores, convenience stores, restaurants and institutional furnishings for many years.
With current operations in two plants in North America, Pan-Oston currently has over 400,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and distribution space, and a long history of custom design and retail cabinetry integration experience.
Technology is at the cornerstone of Pan-Oston’s commitment to innovation. Recognized for expertise in design development, space planning, international sourcing, logistics support and installation services, Pan-Oston satisfies the diverse needs of world class retailers.
Serving customers such as Wal-Mart, Michaels, Target, Best Buy, Winn-Dixie, and many others, Pan-Oston truly understands the needs of the grocery and retail industries, and the customers they serve. Whether it is Mass Merchants, Grocery, Department Store, Big Box, Specialty Store, Brand Merchants, or Point of Purchase requirements, Pan-Oston has the expertise to insure “Best Value Delivered".
Building on this expertise, Pan-Oston developed a unique self-scan solution, which is truly revolutionary in design. The first of its kind, the patented Utopia™ Self-Scan Solution is a single source front end solution, which is totally customizable, and offers a level of versatility that is unmatched in the industry.