Carl F Groupco Partners with Yale

Yale and CFG


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 partnership with Yale, Carl F Groupco’s Managing Director John Crittenden said:

“This is a strategic move for Carl F Groupco and we are excited to be working closely with Yale which means we are introducing new products, future product development and testing which will ensure continued advancements for our customers.

“The Yale brand has instant consumer recognition along with excellent product and security guarantees. This is a great fit with the Carl F Groupco philosophy of supplying secure fittings backed by strong warranties that our customers can trust. We really like the fact that Yale products are designed for the UK market and the majority are developed and manufactured in Britain, which resonates with many of our customers and supports our On Time in Full delivery ethos.”

Confirming the significance of Carl F Groupco supplying the full Yale range, Paul Atkinson Sales & Marketing Director for Yale said: 

“We are delighted to welcome Carl F Groupco as a major stockist of Yale Hardware. The relationship has been strong for many years with Carl F Groupco stocking Defender Friction stays and various Yale ranges, however with our most recent acquisition of Trojan Hardware the relationship has become much closer and more strategic. This development means that Carl F Groupco has the ability to sell the full Yale range with full utilisation of our guarantees and brand.”

As the oldest lock brand, Yale is one of the best-known and most respected names in the lock industry. Carl F Groupco also has a strong provenance with a trading history dating back over fifty years, partnering with leading hardware manufacturers such as Cotswold, FUHR, Glazpart, Greenwood, Hoppe, Kenrick, MACO, Roto, Strand, Siegenia and now Yale.