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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
21st February 2024 Issue no. 693

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Hickleys Simply Keys 2022 - another roaring success

* Hicklys1.jpgWhat a Weekend that was! We would like to say huge thank you to all those who attended our 2022 Simply Keys show on 20th & 21st of August at the GTG Centre in Wolverhampton for making it another extremely successful show!

August must mean it’s that time of the year again where Hickleys pack up their storerooms and set off to the midlands. This year was no exception! Two full truckloads of stock and equipment allowed us to set up our home from home at the fantastic GTG Centre in Wolverhampton. With everything from remote keys to ADAS calibration rigs this year’s show was the most diverse yet. There really was something for everyone in the Automotive industry.

* Hickleys2.jpgDespite rail strikes and constant road disruptions hundreds made the trip to the midlands to come and see us and our partners and grab a bargain or two at the same time.

As always, we were joined at Simply Keys by our fantastic suppliers and partners offering a huge range of product and services.

* Hickleys3.jpgLong term partners Advanced Diagnostics, Silca and IEA ZedFull had large stands with their market leading locksmith equipment as well as multiple on vehicle demonstrations and once a year special offer deals on hardware and software. This year we played host to industry renowned tool manufacturer Draper Tools offering all the tools you could ever need alongside your locksmith equipment, at the show ready to take on the day. GYS joined us with their wide range of premium battery support and management products. New and exciting diagnostic tool manufacturer TopDon attended, showing their new range of professional diagnostic solutions. Our ever-expanding DTS remote diagnostic solution was on display showing the benefits of how this can grow any business. World renowned brands Bosch, Texa & Brain Bee were on display offering solutions for Diagnostics, ADAS, AC servicing and much more. 

Our ever-popular vehicle demonstrations saw the Advanced Diagnostics Smart Pro and the ZedFull Plus showing off their prowess on some of the latest, Toyotas, Fords, Vauxhalls & Renaults proving themselves as true market leaders. This year we also had ADAS calibration systems on demonstration from Texa, Bosch & Brain Bee offering great opportunities as business addon's for the locksmith and the workshop.

* Hickleys4.jpgDeals galore! Simply Keys is renowned as the one time of the year you can get absolute bargains on day-to-day necessities such as software and tokens. This year was no exception, huge saving could be made on Advanced Diagnostics tokens, software and we saw the return of the Catch-up plan. IEA & ZedFull also had huge discounts available on Credits and LIFS. As well as widespread discounts available on all products on display.

Exciting new launches. This year’s Simply Keys show coincided with the launch of the exciting new Advanced Smart Aerial Plus, a game changing addon to the Smart Pro giving you industry leading cloning and precoding functionality from your Smart Pro unit, also usable as a standalone device this was a real hit and we look forward to delivering these units later this month. 

* Hickleys5.jpgWe also launched our new inhouse loyalty scheme Locked In at Simply Keys, offering large discounts and rewards to those who frequently buy keys and technical support or warranty from us. This really is a must have if you are a frequent customer. Be sure to contact us if this might be of interest to you.

As always at Simply Keys we like to give back to our customers who give up their time to come and see us. As in previous years this was done via a selection of games. Our Hickleys Arcade this year featured a Ball Grabber with guaranteed prizes and Crack The Safe! Both proved very popular and lucky (or skilled) winners took home thousands of pounds in prizes including Advanced Diagnostics software, ZedFull credits, Mercedes programming packs, Tibbe key cutting machine and much much more

This year’s show was a great success, and we cannot thank those who attended enough for giving up you weekends to come and visit us.

Be sure to keep a look out for next year’s dates and we already look forward to welcoming you all again to Simply keys 2023.

14th September 2022

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