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Global Automotive Awards 2020 13 will remain on hand to provide, friendly and accommodating service for its loyal clientele. While they have considered plans to expand and take on more car brands, the firm’s priority is to maintain the personal service that it has become renowned for across Sweden and beyond. After all, as Anne says, ‘without a key, you are lost’. AMKeys is on hand to ensure that never happens to any of its highly-valued clients. Company: AMKeys Contact: Anne Svensson Website: www.amkeys.com/shop AMKeys is a Swedish provider of automotive key and lock solutions that was established in 2014 to answer a growing demand for security products designed for American cars in Europe. Passionate about cars and driven by client-centric values, AMKeys strikes the balance between professionalism, technical knowhow, and a family-oriented business culture. We take a closer look at the firm and its keys to success. Based in Strängnäs, Sweden, AMKeys is a leading provider of a vast selection of automotive keys and locks. Established in 2014 to answer a growing demand for high quality security products for American cars, AMKeys today provides clients and dealers across Europe with high-quality keys and locking products and technology for US car brands and cars built for the US market. The team provides services in duplicate, transponder and lost keys, remote controls, replacement locks, lock repairs and maintenance, and lock re-keying. All parts used by AMKeys are of the highest quality, shipped from Mariefred, Sweden, and use cutting-edge technology that can be applied to a broad spectrum of keys and vehicles. Moreover, all of AMKeys services can be carried out using the client’s vehicle’s original key code or with a new key code if requested by an insurance company in the event of a theft. AMKeys’ capabilities in key coding are what sets the firm apart from its competition. In addition to its world-class service in providing original keys and in supporting key and lock part numbers, the firm is also able to access original key codes after cars have left the factory and support dealers who encounter any problems with the programming of these codes. On the rare occasion that AMKeys has faced a problem in this area, they have worked efficiently and effectively to get their clients back on the road as soon as possible. Founder Anne Svensson has prioritised a service- oriented approach since AMKeys’ inception. Working closely with dealers to establish what they require for new and old cars alike, Anne uses her fourteen years of prior experience in the automotive key and lock industry, as well as her family’s passion for American cars that dates back from the seventies to today, in order to deliver the ideal solutions for her clients. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Anne took on major projects from day one; AMKeys’ first task was to cut all the recalled keys for the GM’s 15,000 Camaro YMs 2010-2014 that had been sold in Europe. As each car required two replacement keys, Anne and her team began operating at the deep end, cutting more than 30,000 keys to be distributed across the Europe. Best Specialist Vehicle Keys & Locks Provider - Europe However, the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic saw a major impact on business activity in 2020 for companies like AMKeys across the automotive industry. However, as a small, agile firm, AMKeys is adapting where necessary to continue operating through this difficult period, continuing to support their customers, and ensuring that they can come out of the other side of the pandemic even stronger than they went into it. Moreover, whilst so many aspects of the automotive industry are adapting and evolving, the need for security systems, keys and locks remains consistent. Even with the introduction of fobs and keyless systems, keys remain necessary for emergency situations or in case of a problem with the fob. As such, AMKeys Oct20474