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Key Questions for SmartSecure

In this article for Total Installer, John Mitchell, Technical Manager for Carl F Groupco answers questions about the company’s SmartSecure electronic locking and access control brand. Q: SmartSecure was at the forefront of Smart Tech for the hardware industry when it was launched in 2016, why did you take this initiative? A: SmartSecure has been Read more…


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Automatic FUHR Lock is High Flyer for Carl F Groupco

Hardware distributor Carl F Groupco’s collaboration with German lock manufacturer FUHR dates back to 1962 and FUHR products consistently feature in the company’s best seller list. With a 13% increase in sales in the trading year 2018-2019, a current top performer is the FUHR multisafe 833 automatic door lock. Described by lock supply specialists Carl Read more…


Carl F Groupco Celebrates Third Anniversary of SmartSecure

Carl F Groupco is celebrating the third anniversary of SmartSecure – the launch of the electronic locking and access control brand in 2016 put the hardware distributor at the forefront of Smart tech for the fenestration industry. As specialists in the supply of locking systems with over 60 years’ experience of window and door hardware distribution, Read more…


Carl F Groupco appointments support service strategy

Hailey Melisi and Stephen Lee have joined Carl F Groupco’s internal sales team. Working as Sales Co-ordinators for the hardware distributor they assist in the company’s focus on the provision of tailored support. With previous experience in customer service roles, Hailey and Stephen have received extensive training in product and procedures to provide comprehensive advice Read more…


Carl F Groupco Hardware Hereos: FUHR

Having been at the forefront of the fittings distribution industry since the 1950’s, Carl F Groupco has built its reputation on service, technical expertise and partnerships with leading hardware manufacturers. One of the hardware supplier’s most long-standing collaborations is with renowned German lock manufacturer, FUHR. The full range of FUHR hardware for doors and windows Read more…


Carl F Groupco’s Record Roto Results

Record results for Roto products have been announced by Carl F Groupco. The hardware distributor reports that March 2019 was its best ever monthly sales for the range, with an 87% increase compared to March 2018. Figures over the last financial year are also extremely positive with sales of Roto products up by 90%. Carl Read more…


Lock, stock and barrel

In this article for Glass Times, John Mitchell, the company’s Technical Manager provides an overview of automatic technology, Smart systems and emergency exit hardware. “Locking technology has always been the backbone of the hardware range that we distribute and, as part of our catalogue of over 7,000 product lines, we cater for the door lock Read more…


Business Support Strengthened at Carl F Groupco

New assistants have been appointed for Carl F Groupco’s Marketing and IT departments. The company’s latest recruits join the hardware distributor to support its focus on innovation, communication and service. Charlotte Edwards takes the post of Marketing Assistant, reporting to Marketing Manager Clare White: previous posts for Charlotte have included Digital Content Assistant. Joshua Agger Read more…