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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…


Going the Extra Mile

In this report for WindowsActive, John Crittenden, Managing Director of Carl F Groupco explains how the distributor’s services extend significantly beyond merely shipping hardware. “As any good distributor will confirm, our main objective is to provide fast, efficient delivery of products within our customers’ required timescale. Daily we aim to achieve the highest On Time Read more…


Car F Groupco Storage Investment Supports Brexit Initiative

As part of Carl F Groupco’s Brexit planning, the hardware supplier has expanded its storage facilities to house increased stock. Additional eight metre high racking installed at the company’s UK warehouse in Peterborough represents an investment of £30,000. The customised racking has been designed to accommodate two metre long double pallets, which will house multipoint door locks Read more…


Architectural Design Specialists Adopt SmartSecure

Trombé, specialists in architectural design, structural glazing and extensions for high-end contemporary residential and commercial projects has incorporated Carl F Groupco’s SmartSecure electronic locking and advanced access technology into its minimal frame sliding door system. Designed and manufactured by Trombé, the aluminium door system’s slim styling and sophisticated aesthetics are complemented by the new generation control Read more…


Christmas Opening and Delivery Information 2018

Our offices will be closing on Friday 21st December 2018 and will re-open on Thursday 3rd January 2019. Christmas Delivery Information Orders placed before 12pm on Friday 21st December 2018 will be despatched for delivery on Wednesday 2nd January 2019* We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your business in 2018 Read more…


A Smart and Specialist Strategy

Carl F Groupco reports a successful year with ongoing development of its extensive catalogue of over 7,000 lines catering for all window and door hardware requirements. Brands that have performed particularly well for the distributor include SmartSecure that provides new generation electronic door locking and access control: this has achieved a 90% year on year Read more…


John King Appointed to Carl F Groupco Board

John King has been promoted to Sales Director for Carl F Groupco. While retaining his national sales management responsibilities, he will also sit on the company’s board of directors. With over thirty years’ experience gained across management, technical, sales and hands-on roles in the door and window industries, John returned to Carl F Groupco in Read more…


Trends, technology and tactics

Q: What have been Carl F Groupco’s main successes, and challenges, of the past year? A: Since launching our electronic door locking and access control brand, SmartSecure, in 2016 we have seen a 90% increase in sales year on year. It was a bold move and a massive investment but it is reaping rewards. Early Read more…