H.L. Flake and International Key Supply Combine Forces

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H.L. Flake and International Key Supply Combine Forces

HOUSTON, TX, DECEMBER 4, 2019 – H.L. Flake Security Hardware and International Key Supply have combined forces to create one of the largest independent security hardware distribution portfolios in the U.S. serving locksmiths and security professionals.


“Bringing these businesses together leverages International Key Supply’s leading market position in automotive locksmith supplies with H. L. Flake’s extensive hardware product offering, our combined inventory availability, rock solid infrastructure and state of the art technology for the benefit of all our customers”, according to Sean McAuliffe,Director & Chief Strategy Officer – Automotive.


“With International Key Supply and HL Flake operating together we now become the one true full line provider of security products to security professionals in the locksmith community”, commented Mark Knight, C.E.O.


Mark added, “A major benefit is providing industry leading product availability, quicker shipping from a trusted and reliable network and increased technical support. H. L. Flake will better serve Northeastern and Northwestern U.S. customers with the added footprint, while International Key Supply will be able to leverage three additional distribution points and a greatly expanded product offering.”


The companies will integrate back end systems to work seamlessly in supporting their security professional locksmith customers, offering a combined 45,000 stocked items shipping from 5 locations serving all of North America and customers worldwide. The full product offering will be available from both companies before the end of the year with complete back end systems integration happening in the first half of 2020.


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About HLF and IKS


Herbert L. Flake Company, LLC and International Key Supply, LLC are leading distributors of security products primarily serving security professionals in the locksmithing industry. Combined, the companies stock over 45,000 line items for commercial hardware, access control, residential hardware, safe and automotive security applications from the top manufacturers in the industry serving customers from warehouse locations in Houston, New York, Memphis, Jacksonville and Portland, OR. Additional brand names include McDonald Dash and H.E. Mitchell.


Our mission is to be the preferred full line supplier of security products to the markets we serve for our customers, employees, vendors and investors.


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For more info:

Travis Howell
Marketing Manager
800-231-4105 Ext. 247

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