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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…


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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…


Carl F Groupco Leaders Complete Management Course

As part of Continuing Professional Development at Carl F Groupco, the management team undertook a BTEC course in the Principles of Leadership and Management and the Principles of Managing Performance. All seven of the company’s managers successfully completed the coursework and sat an exam to achieve BTEC certification. The course, which addressed key management issues, Read more…


Key points for security

SmartSecure: One of our stand-out brands is SmartSecure which provides electronic locking and access control. With strong security and safety benefits, SmartSecure has wide ranging appeal as doors are automatically locked on closing, which means that occupants are always secure. It is endorsed by Secured by Design and the locking technology at its heart is Read more…