Louisville, KY., September 1, 2018 – When Mark Lanwehr, Founder and Owner of Car Keys Express, started selling used car remotes online from his dining room table in 2002 he never imagined his company would grow to become America’s largest automotive key replacement company. Now, after more than a decade of helping consumers and automotive professionals affordably replace car keys, Car Keys Express has hit a major milestone, hiring its 400th employee.
Today, Car Keys Express specializes in discount, on-site key replacement for businesses and consumers and is a global technology leader in key manufacturing. Car Keys Express invented the world's first Universal Car Remote, now a #1 bestseller at a major automotive parts retailer, and Universal Car Keys, winner of the AAPEX Best New Product Award. The now-patented technology featured in these products has created the foundation for Car Keys Express to become the only company to manufacture a full line of aftermarket versions of modern car keys.
“I’m pleased to celebrate this important milestone today with our outstanding team,” said Founder and Owner Lanwher. “I am a firm believer that our success stems from the company evolving with the industry. From the beginning, we recognized technology was key to creating a sustainable business model. Our investments in research and development have been our main differentiator in the automotive key replacement space. With both our mobile service and retail products, we’re making replacing car keys simple and affordable again. The company’s growth illustrates the demand for our unique services and solutions by both businesses and consumers nationwide.”
Car Keys Express currently provides full-service, mobile key replacement to over 8,000 clients throughout the US and Canada. This year, capitalizing on the previous success of their retail products, the company is introducing a full line of retail key replacement solutions, including replacement cases, replacement remotes, and their newest product, Simple™Key. Simple™Key allows retailers to offer consumers a simple, “do-it-yourself” solution for replacing modern car keys. The consumer-friendly key replacement kit includes a universal key and EZ Installer™. Once cut, consumers follow simple instructions to pair the key to their vehicle.
With a growth projection of 40% in 2019, Car Keys Express shows no signs slowing down. The company is forecasting increasing their mobile service fleet by almost 30% and is in final discussions with several Top 100 retail chains to stock their key replacement products. To learn more about the company’s products and services, visit www.CarKeysExpress.com.
About Car Keys Express Car Keys Express is a global leader in automotive key development, creating products and solutions to streamline inventory and reduce costs for key professionals, retailers, and consumers. Car Care Express, a division of Car Keys Express, offers mobile vehicle reconditioning service for businesses and consumers. In 2016, 2017, and 2018 Inc. Magazine honored Car Keys Express with its Inc. 5000 award, which recognizes America’s fastest-growing private companies. Car Keys Express was also named 2017 Business of the Year by Business First Magazine and Founder and Owner Mark Lanwehr was named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®, recognizing entrepreneurs who excel in innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.