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Spotlighting Specialist Hardware: A report from Carl F Groupco

As one of the UK industry’s longest trading hardware suppliers, Carl F Groupco understands the importance of specialist products. Offering expertise in this area means customers are assisted in the expansion of their businesses into different application areas: the value of their offer is increased and potential new revenue streams are opened up. In this Read more…


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Yale’s Lockmaster 21 Launch Supported by Carl F Groupco

Carl F Groupco is proud to announce the addition of Yale’s new Lockmaster 21 to the range of lock solutions featured in its hardware catalogue of over 7,000 product lines. Celebrating 21 years since the launch of the Lockmaster, the new product is Yale’s latest advancement to its established Lockmaster multipoint door lock range. Commenting Read more…


Amazon Alexa SmartSecure Advancement

A smart tech advancement by FUHR benefits users of Carl F Groupco’s SmartSecure electronic door locking and access control brand in the UK. The development means that customers can now use Alexa-enabled devices, such as Amazon Echo, to control the SmartConnect app functions. SmartConnect is an intelligent, WLAN-based SmartSecure option that uses a smartphone app Read more…


Carl F Groupco Partners with Yale

Established hardware distributor Carl F Groupco has partnered with Yale to supply the leading lock manufacturer’s full product range. This announcement is the latest in a series of significant developments by Carl F Groupco that will maintain the company’s position at the forefront of the UK’s Fenestration hardware market. Commenting on the importance of the Read more…


Carl F Groupco Reduces Carbon Footprint

LED lighting has been installed across Carl F Groupco’s Peterborough warehouse, along with motion sensors that will further increase energy savings. The advancement is the latest initiative by the hardware distributor to minimise impact on the environment. At the hub of Carl F Groupco’s business, working to meet the company’s On Time In Full delivery Read more…


Carl F Groupco Hardware Heroes: SmartSecure

An article written for Clearview Magazine June 2019 In the latest Hardware Heroes report from Carl F Groupco, the established distributor puts SmartSecure into the spotlight. The launch of the brand in 2016 put Carl F Groupco at the forefront of electronic locking and access control in the fenestration industry and SmartSecure has proven highly Read more…


SmartSecure Innovative Residential Solutions

Trombé has successfully completed a SmartSecure installation at a high-end residential property. The specialists in the design and installation of modern, structurally glazed buildings and extensions chose Carl F Groupco’s new generation electronic locking solution to meet a brief to provide secure rear access to the home via a glass garden room. Easy operation using Read more…


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…