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SmartSecure’s Sales Success

SmartSecure’s Sales Success   Since launching SmartSecure in 2016, Carl F Groupco reports sales revenue increases of just under 90% year on year for its electronic door locking and access control brand. The company advises that early adopters of its innovative Smart technology include the fabrication market and Housing Associations who recognise benefits across different Read more…


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Ten Year Milestone for Carl F Groupco’s Marketing Manager

Ten Year Milestone for Carl F Groupco’s Marketing Manager   Clare White, Carl F Groupco’s Marketing Manager, celebrates ten years working for the national hardware distributor. Her career with the company has seen her progress from Marketing Assistant to Executive and, in 2014, she was promoted to Marketing Manager. Career highlights have included helping to Read more…


SmartSecure Showcased by Grabex Windows

SmartSecure Showcased by Grabex Windows   Grabex Windows featured the FUHR 881 fully motorised multipoint door lock, supplied by Carl F Groupco, on its stand at the 2018 Grand Designs Live London event. Considerable interest was shown in the innovative lock that was displayed with Carl F Groupco’s SmartSecure fingerprint and remote key fob access Read more…


Carl F Groupco confirms growth of high spec hardware

Carl F Groupco confirms growth of high spec hardware   Hardware distributor Carl F Groupco endorses the findings of the ‘Door and Window Fittings Market Report – UK 2018-2022’ produced by AMA Research Ltd. The established fittings supplier confirms demand for both high specification products and mainstay lines. Affirming growth in electronic multipoint door locks, Carl Read more…


2017/18 Christmas Opening Times

2017/18 Christmas Opening Times   Our offices close on Thursday 21st December 2017 at 4:30pm and re-open at 8:00am on Wednesday 3rd January 2018. Christmas Delivery Information Orders placed before 3.30pm on Thursday 21st December 2017 will be despatched for delivery on Friday 22nd December 2017* Orders placed after this time will be processed and Read more…


Carl F Groupco Hardware Report: Premier Products

Carl F Groupco Hardware Report: Premier Products   In this report for Glass and Glazing products, Clare Crockett, Marketing Manager for Carl F Groupco highlights the fact that high end hardware has an increasingly important role to play in enhancing and differentiating the company’s range of window and door fittings. “Premier products have strong design Read more…


Conexis L1 strengthens SmartSecure’s retrofit remit

Conexis L1 strengthens SmartSecure’s retrofit remit   Carl F Groupco has added the Conexis L1 – a Smart Keyless Locking Handle, to its SmartSecure range of electronic door locking and Smart access control solutions. Ideally suited for retrofit installations, the addition to the company’s portfolio enhances its range of Smart options and increases its Smart Read more…


Embracing Automation

Embracing Automation   In this article for Window News, John Crittenden, Managing Director of Carl F Groupco explains that attitudes in the hardware sector are changing regarding automation. Ten years ago some capability was offered, but Smart Tech hadn’t been embraced by the UK market and the appetite for electronic systems was embryonic. Today that Read more…