Solid Keys USA is America's largest, most-trusted, key producer and a genuine innovator, developing groundbreaking technologies to create products and solutions that help key professionals streamline inventory, simplify processes, and reduce costs. By creating the world's first Universal Car Remote and Universal Car Keys, Solid Keys USA offers locksmiths and retailers valuable solutions that enable them to do more work and boost profit margins.
Solid Keys USA is a technology company focusing on automotive key replacement manufacturing and division of Louisville, Kentucky-based iKeyless, LLC. Founded in 2002, iKeyless specializes in the design, manufacture, wholesale distribution, and retail sale of replacement automotive keys and keyless entry remotes.
iKeyless began as the world’s first online retailer of automotive keys and keyless entry remotes to consumers. In 2006, replacement keys were added, making iKeyless the internet’s first website selling both keys and remotes. Today, iKeyless remains the world's leading online seller of replacement keys and keyless entry remotes.
In 2008, iKeyless purchased a second-hand van and experimented with servicing fleets and car dealerships. The division, now known as Car Keys Express, covers over 200 cities in the U.S. and Canada.
2009 marked the beginning of iKeyless’ research and development division. Two years later, production began on the first line of their replacement remotes. In 2014, iKeyless celebrated the release of its highest product development achievement to date—the world’s first Universal Car Remote. The Universal Car Remote has been received enthusiastically by both retailers and key professionals and is sold across North America.
The success of the Universal Car Remote led to the launch of Solid Keys USA in 2015. Its inaugural product line, the world’s first Universal Car Keys, debuted at the Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo (AAPEX), the automotive parts industry’s premier tradeshow, and won the coveted Best New Product award.
Solid Keys USA has nearly a century of accumulated research and development work invested in creating innovative and industry-changing products. Thirty-seven years have been dedicated to the Universal Car Remote and over sixty years have been devoted to Universal Car Keys. As the technology used in keys continues to increase in complexity, Solid Keys USA is doubling down on its commitment to be at the forefront of automotive security technologies. Ongoing investments in infrastructure and human capital are fueling the company’s growth and leading to new and exciting breakthroughs. The goal: dramatically reduce costs for key professionals today and insulate them from increasing costs into the future.
The recent proliferation of low-quality, inexpensive, imported, counterfeit keys with faulty software and hardware has challenged locksmiths’ operations and reputations. With the introduction of Solid Keys’ replacement keys and Universal Car Keys, key replacement professionals no longer need to expose themselves to risks to earn reasonable profits.
Solid Keys USA has an extensive “list of firsts.” This list will grow significantly as more industry-changing products come to market—products allowing locksmiths and retailers to operate more efficiently and profitably.