A successful year for Carl F Groupco has affirmed the company’s position as a leading UK hardware supplier. Landmark achievements in 2017 have included the launch of a new catalogue. Featuring over 7,000 product lines, the reference source contains a comprehensive overview of all products supplied including door & window fittings, ventilation solutions and tools for aluminium, composite, PVCu and timber profile systems.
Commenting on the year, Carl F Groupco’s Managing Director John Crittenden said:
“Key areas of growth have included high security hardware, with increased demand triggered by Document Q. Our specialist brands including Carl F direct – our e-commerce tool supply business – and SmartSecure have also contributed to the positive year end picture.
“As a forerunner of the Smart locking and access control evolution in the UK hardware market, we have continued to invest heavily in SmartSecure. In addition to our existing solutions based on FUHR’s fully motorised multipoint lock, we have increased the range to include the Yale Conexis L1, a retro-fit Smart keyless locking handle. We have also opened a new, dedicated SmartSecure showroom at our UK distribution centre in Peterborough.”
Looking to the year ahead, Carl F Groupco predicts continued strong interest in high security hardware, growing demand for high-end aluminium products and the ongoing expansion of its specialist brand ranges.