David Jennings; Joe McShane; Briege McShane

There have recently been several comments made on the ALOI forums regarding UK promotions not being available to locksmiths in the Republic of Ireland. The Republic of Ireland is considered to be an export market which means that the costs of couriers are much higher as there are fewer choices available. This results in servicing issues and as the costs are higher promotional prices are not possible.

We have been acutely aware of this problem for some time, and so have been in talks with Dublin based hardware and security company JB Key Co. for the past few months regarding a distribution partnering agreement to solve this issue. Over the last few days we have confirmed the agreement and JB Key are now the distributor for TradeLocks in the Republic of Ireland.

Our locksmith tools and security products will now be stocked and distributed by JB Key in Dublin. This will mean that customers will benefit from faster delivery times and the same great promotions that we offer UK customers.

UAP TradeLocks Managing Director, David Jennings said: “We see the partnership with JB Key as being very important for both UAP TradeLocks and for locksmiths in the Irish market. It will mean that we can offer locksmiths in Ireland the same level of service and the same promotions that we offer our UK customers.

JB Key was the perfect choice as they are a leading distributor in Ireland of keycutting equipment, hardware and security products. They also have a reputation for providing excellent service and meeting the needs of their customers such as providing rare key blanks.”

Joe & Briege McShane, Directors of J B Key Co are delighted with the distribution agreement with UAP. Joe said:  “The product range is an excellent fit into our existing customer base, and given the quality and pricing of the range I am confident that it will contribute in a very meaningful way to our business. I am particularly pleased to be associated with a company that is clearly innovative and has made great progress in just a few short years.”

We will be appearing at the JB Key Open Day in September to launch our MAX6MUM SECURITY range of Anti-Snap Cylinders to the Irish market. The UAP+ Zero Lift cylinders are Anti-Snap, Anti-Bump, Anti-Pick, Anti-Pull and Anti-Drill.

The Open Day will also give JB Key customers the chance to get their hands on our locksmith tools and security products at incredibly competitive prices with several key products being promoted at special prices. This will include many of the offers that featured in our recent Hero of the Day promotion which saw many products at half price. There will also be a fantastic deal for the first 25 orders of Pink’s Electric Pick Gun.

For more information on how this partnership could benefit you contact a member of the UAP Sales Dept. on or +44 161 796 7268 or contact J B Key on +353 1 4589766.

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For more information on JB Key Co. visit .