New Multi-Point Player Makes its Mark

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Nigel Hutchinson, Ingenious MD (left) pictured with John Crittenden, Carl F Groupco Managing Director

Anyone working in the window industry might question the need for a new multi-point door lock. However, in this report provided by the established UK hardware supplier Carl F Groupco, the company confirms that Ingenious products live up to their name and succeed in combining innovative engineering with exceptional value for money to provide a compelling hardware option.

Carl F Groupco advises that there is a significant market for Ingenious’ new locking solutions, the Duplex and Professional.   With shared brand values regarding service and customer care, the distributor was proud to be selected as a launch partner for Ingenious products. The exciting addition to Carl F Groupco’s catalogue reinforces the company’s position as a leading UK hardware distributor.

Ingenious door locks are available to suit standard residential doors for PVCu, French master and slave applications, plus options for composite and timber doors which feature no rollers and rounded end faceplates.

In particular, the pioneering Duplex door lock with five hooks, two rollers, latch and serrations that allow for the addition of shootbolt is highlighted by Carl F Groupco as a product with strong differentiating  features.  As the only door lock on the market to offer five hook locking points, and with an outer locking point design that provides two bi-directional hooks, fabricators and retailers have a product with a strong unique selling point for the end user.

As proof of their security performance, both the Professional and Duplex door locks are tested to full PAS 24 and Secured by Design requirements: this ensures that the locks are suitable for projects where Document Q is required, although a specific test may be required of the full door set.

Longevity and durability of the door lock mechanism was important to Carl F Groupco and we can confirm that this was a major consideration by Ingenious when designing the range. Cycle testing has been achieved to the required 50,000 cycles… but the Ingenious door lock is still going, current performance is at 350,000 cycles, proving that the door locks are truly “Fit and Forget”.

Both the Duplex and Professional ranges feature an ergonomically designed hold back snib on the face place to prevent accidental lock outs. Additionally, all Ingenious multi-point locks have adaptive compression rollers, which engage before the locking points for smooth operation and unique slider technology ensures a long product life.

Ingenious Locks & Hardware is a new organisation that has drawn on over 25 years’ experience in the multi-point sector to launch a business that has set out to provide the most dynamic and flexible range of multi-point locks available to the UK market. In Carl F Groupco’s opinion, under direction of Managing Director Nigel Hutchinson, the Ingenious organisation has achieved its objectives. Having worked in the industry for the majority of his working life, Nigel identified an opportunity in the market for a dynamic and agile business. He founded Ingenious in 2014 to drive innovation in the hardware sector and address the domination of the industry by large corporations and European manufacturers.

Confirming the importance of the new addition to the UK’s hardware stable, Carl F Groupco’s Managing Director John Crittenden said:

“From the outset, Ingenious has made its mark and the locks have provided our customers with a full range of options for PVC, timber and composite doors. As new innovations, the Professional and Duplex lines offer differentiating features that are very strong USPs.

“The stand out product has to be the Duplex door lock, which has been extremely popular with timber fabricators: the double hook feature, which is fully tested, is a real selling point.

“When forging our partnership with Ingenious, the reliability of door locks was an important element of
our discussions. We have strong shared brand values which are fulfilled fully by Ingenious offering trusted, durable products that can be delivered next day, in full. 

“Our organisations have strong synergies regarding technical support and our staff receive in-depth product training. The expert team at Ingenious is also on hand to provide a rapid response if required for customer enquiries.”

In summary, Carl F Groupco reports that the launch of Ingenious and the introduction of the new products is a healthy sign for the market that supports continued innovation in the hardware sector and results in products that challenge the status quo.

Carl F Groupco is supporting and stocking the full range of Ingenious’ high security multipoint locks and accessories, all of which are available ex stock for next day delivery.

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