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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…


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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…


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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…


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…