April 7, 2021
Vernon Hills, IL – Automotive Keys Group (AKG or the Company), a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC, is excited to announce the planned consolidation of its Chicagoland locations with Locksmith Resources and Midwest Keyless co-locating into a new state-of-the-art facility in Vernon Hills, IL. The strategic decision to consolidate facilities allows AKG to enhance its technology, streamline operations and provide greater efficiencies in distribution and logistics.
The new facility will provide AKG’s customers with industry leading product availability, a first-class training facility, knowledgeable technical support and value-added resources to elevate the over 10,000 customers AKG serves. Customers will see immediate benefits of the industry's largest inventory and centralized distribution beginning in the second quarter of 2021. The Company plans to be completely transitioned by the start of the third quarter of 2021.
AKG, through its market leading companies, is proud to continue a long history of supporting and promoting North America’s automotive locksmith community through innovative product offerings and partnership programs. The new facility will allow AKG to service the market more effectively. Locksmith Resource’s and Midwest Keyless’ locksmith partners will continue to receive first rate customer service from their respective sales contacts who have successfully served them over the years.
“For the past decade and counting, we have been blessed with the opportunity to work so closely with thousands of locksmiths throughout North America. Our primary mission is to deliver innovative and collaborative win-win solutions to enable shared success for AKG and the locksmith community we serve. With our expanded resources and new facility, we are thrilled to support our locksmith partners’ growth within their communities.” said Ayal Sharvit, CEO at AKG.
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