ANGLETON, Texas, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: BHE), a leading integrated product design and manufacturing service provider, is pleased to announce today its partnership with KeyMe, a company focused on advancing the locksmith industry with innovative robotics technology. Benchmark and KeyMe have partnered to manufacture KeyMe's new, proprietary key cutting kiosks, leveraging Benchmark's design and engineering expertise along with in-depth experience in complex automation tooling and manufacturing.
The KeyMe kiosks will be initially deployed in select 7-Eleven stores across the New York City area. The kiosks enable customers to scan and store a digital copy of their keys to enable the creation of a spare copy at a later time eliminating the need for a physical key in order to make a copy. This means that once they store their "digital key" in a KeyMe kiosk, customers will never have to worry about losing their keys again.
"We are excited to partner with Benchmark, a top EMS company with world-class design engineering services. Their extensive knowledge in automation, robotics and precision cutting enabled us to develop this revolutionary product, solving an age old problem and ensuring that consumers never get locked out again," said Greg Marsh, KeyMe's Chief Executive Officer.
Mark Troutman, Benchmark's Vice President of U.S. Design Engineering commented, "We are pleased to support KeyMe in the design and manufacture of their groundbreaking KeyMe Kiosks. Benchmark is excited to utilize our core competency in integrating complex technologies to make this product a reality."
About Benchmark Electronics, Inc. Benchmark Electronics, Inc. provides integrated manufacturing, design and engineering services to original equipment manufacturers of computers and related products for business enterprises, medical devices, industrial control equipment (which includes equipment for the aerospace and defense industry), testing and instrumentation products, and telecommunication equipment. Benchmark's global operations include 23 facilities in nine countries. Benchmark's Common Shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under symbol BHE.
About KeyMe KeyMe kiosks offer a quick, easy and convenient way to access your house, office or apartment keys. At any KeyMe kiosk, customers can scan and store a digital copy of any key and create duplicate copies via the kiosk anytime they need them, 24 hours a day. Based in New York and founded in 2012, the company is funded by Battery Ventures, the founder of Coinstar, and the founder of Virgin Mobile, among others. For more information, please visit http://www.keyme.net.
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