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Hickleys Simply Keys 2023 – A weekend of savings, sales, schooling and smiles

What a Weekend! We would like to say huge thank you to all those who attended Hickleys Simply Keys 2023 on 22nd & 23rd of August at the GTG Centre in Wolverhampton for making it another extremely successful show.

Summer must mean it’s that time of the year again where Hickleys packs up its 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 and transponders to key cutting machines and commercial quality tooling. There really was something for everyone in the Auto and domestic locksmithing industry.

Despite 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.

Long-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. GYS joined us with their wide range of premium battery support and management products, and they were also demonstrating their new EV charging solution.

New to Simply Keys this year were the team from Core Diagnostics. Core now look after our DTS customers with their remote diagnostic and key programming solution. By merging our DTS service with the support that Core can provide we can now offer and ever-growing number of remote solutions. At the show they were demonstrating their ability to program lost and spare keys for 2023 VAG vehicles, something that our traditional key programmers are not yet able to achieve.

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.

Deals 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 accessories. IEA & ZedFull also had huge discounts available on Credits and LIFS. As well as widespread discounts available on all products on display.

2023 saw a suite of exclusive offers for our ‘Locked In’ members. Locked In was launched a year ago at Simply Keys 2022 and is a free scheme that includes warranty and tech support for our premium key programming units as well as up to 20% discount on purchases of keys, remotes and transponders. The only requirement to stay on the scheme is a minimum monthly spend on keys and remotes. This year members were able to obtain their discount at the show for the first time.

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 Crystal Maze style Cash 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, Hickleys merchandise and three Pure E-Scooters.

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 2024.