In July 2019, Carl F Groupco partnered with Yale to supply the leading lock manufacturer’s full product range. The announcement was the latest in a series of developments that reinforced the company’s position at the forefront of the UK’s hardware supply market. The Yale brand has instant consumer recognition along with excellent product and security guarantees. As such, there are strong synergies with Carl F Groupco’s philosophy of supplying secure fittings backed by warranties that customers can trust.
Confirming the strategic importance of Carl F Groupco supplying the full Yale range, Paul Atkinson Sales & Commercial Director for Yale said:
“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.”
Just one month after the announcement that Carl F Groupco was stocking Yale’s full product portfolio, in August 2019, the new Lockmaster 21 was added to the range of lock solutions featured in the hardware distributor’s catalogue. Celebrating 21 years since the launch of the Lockmaster, the new product was Yale’s latest advancement to its established Lockmaster multipoint door lock range. Product enhancements included the signature hook and pin unit positioned within 100mm of the pre-compression rollers to aid security testing. The centre case was also strengthened to protect against latest break-in methods and pre-compression rollers engage slightly ahead of the security locking points to ensure smooth engagement and reliable locking.
Further Yale products have been added to Carl F Groupco’s catalogue namely the Encloser Window Espagnolette and the Friction Stay range. The addition of these products enables Carl F Groupco customers to fit their windows with a complete suite of PAS 24 compliant Yale hardware and, as a result, gain access to Yale’s Lifetime Security Guarantee. Approved fabricators and installers with PAS 24 accredited windows can apply for the scheme which, if successful in meeting the criteria, entitles their customers to the full benefits of the guarantee. One illustration of a full package is the Encloser Window Espag, Yale Friction Stay, Sparta Window Handle and ASD security devices.
Commenting on the added-value service, Carl F Groupco’s Marketing Manager Clare White said:
“Outstanding protection against forced entry is offered by Yale products and this Lifetime Security Guarantee confirms confidence in the quality of the products. It is also a strong selling feature. In the unlikely event of a break-in, up to £1,000 will be paid towards the customer’s home insurance excess to ensure they’re not out of pocket and up to £1,000 is offered towards repairs or replacements. Cover extends to refunding up to £250 in call-out fees to secure the home if a break-in occurs due to failure of a Yale component and also £1,000 compensation to the homeowner to recompense for any distress caused.”
Full details of the Yale Lifetime Security Guarantee and how to apply are available from Carl F Groupco.
With a trading history dating back over 50 years, Carl F Groupco has a strong heritage and trading reputation. The distributor is also partnered with Cotswold, FUHR, Glazpart, Greenwood, Hoppe, Kenrick, MACO, Roto, Strand and Siegenia.
An article written for The Fabricator Magazine, March 2020 http://profinder.eu/