Car Keys Express to Unveil Breakthrough Technologies at National Hardware Show 2021

For the first time in 30 years, true auto key replacement is coming back to retailers. Car Keys Express is disrupting the industry by developing tools and keys that finally allow retailers to enter the modern, high-margin car key replacement business. Car Keys Express will present the following technologies to the NHS:

Simple key??
User-friendly kits include a universal key and a do-it-yourself EZ installer for easy “pairing” of new keys. Retailers can replace 600 OEM keys with two dozen Simple Key products.

EZ Universal InstallerMT
Customers easily associate the keys themselves using an app on their phone. The do-it-yourself installer is compatible with thousands of makes and models of vehicles and enables retailers to offer high-value automotive keys without the need for expensive programming equipment for after-sales service of the dealership.

Retail Optical Key ScannerMT (ROKS)
ROKS is a retail DIY control device that simplifies auto key replacement. Retailers scan their customers’ key and a new copy of the key is shipped to the store to be picked up or shipped directly to the customer. ROKS is a virtual car key store in a box. Replace almost any key and create a new source of income with little to no investment in tools, inventory, or training.

Keys NOW!MT Automated key machines
For decades, retailers have struggled to offer modern car keys due to difficult-to-use manual key cutting machines. Car Keys Express changed all that with Keys NOW! â„¢, the world’s first and only fully automated house and car key duplication machine. Keys NOW! is as easy to use as a microwave oven. Open the door, insert the key, then back out. An accurately duplicated key is produced instantly. Keys NOW! is available in three varieties, each designed for the desired level of customer engagement.

“We are disrupting the industry by developing tools and keys that make it easy to replace keys,” said Mike happiness, vice president of sales and marketing for Car Keys Express. “Whether a retailer wants to do ‘do it yourself’ or ‘do it for me’, we have unique solutions for all levels of customer engagement. From universal car keys that reduce the number of products, to EZ installers that allow consumers’ key pairs to vehicles without a special dealership computer, to the Keys NOW! Car key vending machine, to the sales optical key scanner retailer that allows drivers to replace keys from a photo, replacing modern keys is now easier than ever. “

Whether you want an on-site inventory or not at all, DIY (“do-it-yourself”) or DIFM (“do-it-for-me”), Car Keys Express can customize a program perfectly suited to your model. commercial.

“When I was a kid I remember seeing car keys on the counter of every hardware store,” said Marc Lanwehr, founder and CEO of Car Keys Express. “Over the past 30 years, this business has shifted to car dealerships. There have been two main barriers to entry preventing retailers from entering the car key industry: complexity and computers. The revolutionary technologies we are introducing break down both barriers. Years ago, the fact that hardware stores were losing this business motivated me to start our retail division and earlier motivated me to found Car Keys Express. Almost 20 years later, we are now putting the keys back on the shelves of hardware and home improvement stores, helping us realize our corporate motto: replacing car keys is simple again. and affordable. “

If you are attending the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, come see us at booth # W1400. Visit for more details and special prices for shows.

About Express Car Keys
Car Keys Express is a global leader in discount automotive key replacement for businesses and consumers. The company invented the world’s first universal car remote control and universal car keys and is the only company to manufacture a full line of aftermarket versions of modern car keys, such as remote keys and smart keys. Car Keys Express offers a full range of retailer-friendly solutions to enable retailers to create a key replacement program or enhance an existing program. Car Care Express, a division of Car Keys Express, offers a mobile vehicle reconditioning service for businesses and consumers. Founded in 2002, Car Keys Express is continually recognized for its excellence in the industry, winning the “Inc. 5000” award from Inc. magazine in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, the AAPEX award for “Best New produced “in 2015 and 2019, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year® in 2017, and winner of the FAST Innovation Award from EnterpriseCorp in 2017, among others. To learn more, visit

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About the National Hardware Show®
The National Hardware Show celebrates a rich history spanning 76 years of serving the home improvement market. Since its beginnings in new York during the housing boom after WWII and the eventual move to Chicago in the 1970s, at the current location in Las Vegas, NHS is the most comprehensive events, education and networking platform serving the home improvement and hardware industry. As the industry spearhead, he keeps a close eye on the cultural, environmental and technological developments that are shaping the future of modern life. NHS unites and guides the industry through its live events and interactive channels, providing unparalleled opportunities to foster connections, deepen knowledge and develop innovative and profitable growth strategies. For more information on the National Hardware Show, visit

SOURCE Car Keys Express

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