As a long-standing supplier of hardware to support aluminium systems, Carl F Groupco reports significant growth in demand for the stylish, lightweight material. Increasing demand from fabricators for the durable, secure and aesthetically pleasing profile that offers low U-values has prompted a major upturn in demand from fabricators for complementary hardware.
Commenting on Carl F Groupco’s advancements to its aluminium options and the lines that have been expanded, John King, Sales Director for Carl F Groupco said:
“We have worked with a number of system houses to develop ranges to meet growth in demand - this has resulted in a catalogue of aluminium sector fittings that is our most diverse to date. Options include a full range of stainless steel FUHR door locks with a comprehensive selection of U-Rail variants and backsets: additional corrosion resistance is offered by stainless steel and the visual finish demanded to complement an aluminium door is also provided.
“A complete suite of locks is also available to cater for all applications including tall doors capable of providing security over three metres high; electronic operation with SmartSecure access control options; panic / emergency exit and French door options. Other popular product lines for the aluminium market include tilt & turn hardware from Roto NT and Roto FRH reversible window gearing continues to be a big seller. Siegenia ALU tilt and turn ranges also feature as high-volume orders.
“Manufacturers’ commitment to aluminium is clear. Taking FUHR as an example, the leading lock supplier has produced a 380 page catalogue dedicated purely to hardware for aluminium - all featured products are available from Carl F Groupco.”
Popularity for aluminium profiles is resulting in corresponding sales for Carl F Groupco’s hardware with demand from both existing fabricators working in the sector and those working in the PVCu market who are diversifying into this expanding market. Growth is confirmed across the company’s client base including one customer who has increased spend on FUHR door locks for aluminium profile by 102% compared to their 2018/19 purchases.