About Us

Company Overview

Ingenuity, agility and customer responsiveness are Hy-Ko’s strengths.

Since its founding in 1949, Hy-Ko Products Company has grown to become a leading supplier of a portfolio of products to the dealers and retail outlets of the world’s largest cooperative buying organizations, home center operations, and mass merchants of food, drug, agricultural supplies and party goods. Its sales growth and success are attributable to its agility and responsiveness in the ever-changing retail marketplace.

It is Hy-Ko’s business mission to be the global solution for prized customers through:

  • Creative, customized merchandising systems that maximize retail space.
  • The use of state-of-the-art technology internally for quality and efficiencies and externally for customer communications and product marketing and sales.
  • Services that add value, including total account service and management, and product assortment and packaging tailored to customer needs.
  • The company’s never-changing commitment to have the right product in the right store at the right time and at the right price has earned it the business and loyalty of customers and numerous vendor-of-the-year awards

Company Workforce

At Hy-Ko, dedicated employees can – and do – make an impact.

The length of service of Hy-Ko’s employees is above average, attesting to their dedication to the company, and the company’s commitment to retaining, advancing and rewarding productive personnel. Employees are encouraged to be constructively creative in arriving at solutions for customers. The company’s past and continued growth provides an exciting and challenging environment for those who seek the opportunity to make a difference with their individual skills.

The Product Triangle

Three distinct product categories ensure continued growth.

Hy-Ko manufactures and inventories products in three categories:

  • Numbers, Letters and Signs
    • Decorative & identification numbers & letters
    • Residential & commercial signs
    • Traffic & Safety products
    • Special occasion signs
    • Driveway/Safety markers & reflectors
  • Key Accessories
    • Key caps, coils & tags
    • Key chains & rings
    • Key clips & reels
  • Keys and Key Cutting Machines
    • Key blanks (automotive, house, door, cabinet and padlock)
    • High-security keys (sidewinder, transponder, integrated head, FOBIK, prox)
    • FOBs and shells
    • Key cutting machines (standard, sidewinder, traditional, fully automated)

The total volume of items produced and stocked by the company exceeds 4,000 items.

Of the total, over 500 items are specifically for the Spanish-speaking markets in North America, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Product Innovation

It’s what sets Hy-Ko apart from all others.

Hy-Ko is committed to the development of new items and the redefinition of existing products. For example, in the Numbers, Letters and Signs product category, our sharpsales.com program provides consumers with a logical Internet tie-in to signs they purchase through our retail partners. Whether it's listing cars and trucks, or houses and condos, sharpsales.com is the ideal place for buyers to meet sellers.

In the Key and Key Accessory product categories, the company holds the licensing rights to use the logos of the major car manufacturers as well as the Looney Tunes and Scooby Doo comic characters.

And in 2003, Hy-Ko began producing a designed-from-scratch key cutting machine with unique features not seen before in the marketplace.

Company/Manufacturing Headquarters

Hy-Ko grows into a larger state-of-the-art facility.

In 2004, Hy-Ko moved into a modern, custom-built facility on 23 acres in Northfield, Ohio, a southeast suburb of Cleveland. Increased manufacturing and warehousing requirements to serve new and existing customers with the company’s expanding product lines dictated the relocation to the new, 50% larger building. The new architecturally-designed structure can be easily expanded to accommodate future growth.

Within, the company installed the latest manufacturing equipment and streamlined processes to increase efficiencies and ensure quality control.

The total capital investment in the new administration/manufacturing/inventory headquarters is significant, attesting to the company’s financial strength and confidence in its continued growth.