Tue 20th March, 2018

newHigh performance Glazpart vents added to Carl F Groupco’s catalogue

The high performance Glazpart Link Vent range of plastic injection moulded trickle ventilators has been added to Carl F Groupco’s hardware catalogue.

Mon 19th February, 2018

Roto espag expands Carl F Groupco’s range

Carl F Groupco has added the Roto TSL Espagnolette to its catalogue.

Thu 21st December, 2017

2017/18 Christmas Opening Times

Our offices close on Thursday 21st December 2017 at 4:30pm and re-open at 8:00am on Wednesday 3rd January 2018.

Tue 12th December, 2017

Carl F Groupco raises funds for local charities

Kind hearted staff at Carl F Groupco have chosen Homes 4 Dogs as its new nominated charity.

Thu 7th December, 2017

Carl F Groupco’s successful year for hardware supply

A successful year for Carl F Groupco has affirmed the company’s position as a leading UK hardware supplier.

Wed 22nd November, 2017

Carl F Groupco & FUHR mark 55 year partnership

A 55 year partnership is celebrated by hardware distributor Carl F Groupco and renowned German lock manufacturer, FUHR.

Thu 16th November, 2017

Standard Issue

An article written for Clearview, October 2017.

Mon 13th November, 2017

Carl F Groupco Hardware Report: Premier Products

In this report for Glass and Glazing products, Clare Crockett, Marketing Manager for Carl F Groupco highlights the fact that high end hardware has an increasingly important role to play in enhancing and differentiating the company’s range of window and door fittings.

Thu 9th November, 2017

Conexis L1 strengthens SmartSecure’s retrofit remit

Carl F Groupco has added the Conexis L1 – a Smart Keyless Locking Handle, to its SmartSecure range of electronic door locking and Smart access control solutions.

Thu 5th October, 2017

New Trojan TS 008 letterplate is latest Carl F Groupco line

Carl F Groupco has been selected as a distributor of Trojan’s new TS 008 accredited Unicorn letterplate.

Thu 21st September, 2017

Embracing Automation

An article written for Window News, September 2017.

Tue 19th September, 2017

Carl F Groupco’s emergency hardware supports safety standards

Established hardware supplier Carl F Groupco is promoting its extensive range of panic and emergency exit gearing.

Wed 13th September, 2017

SmartSecure: Intuitive Installation

An article written for The Installer Magazine, August 2017.

Mon 4th September, 2017

Cairngorm Group success supported by Carl F Groupco

Recent contract gains for the Inverness based Cairngorm Group, manufacturers of high energy rated windows, are being supported with hardware supplied by Carl F Groupco.

Wed 16th August, 2017

Doors Open for Smart Tech

An article written for Glass Times, July 2017.

Mon 14th August, 2017

High Security: Carl F Groupco’s Hot Topic

Growing demand for high security hardware is reported by Carl F Groupco.

Wed 9th August, 2017

Carl F Groupco: Moving Heaven & Earth to Deliver Hardware

An article written for Glass News, July 2017.

Wed 2nd August, 2017

Carl F Groupco’s hands on hardware

An article written for Window News, July 2017.

Fri 30th June, 2017

Opening Doors: Access Control in The Domestic Sector

An article written for Glass and Glazing Products, June 2017.

Mon 19th June, 2017

Carl F Groupco reveals new Roto / PN System 700 range

System 700, a new range of fully reversible hardware for windows manufactured by Roto/Peder Nielsen (PN), was launched by Carl F Groupco at the FIT Show.

About Us

Carl F Groupco Limited was formed in August 2010 - the result of the merger of two long-established hardware distributors who have collectively served the window and door hardware market in the UK for over 70 years. Our main objective is to provide the fenestration industry with a wide range of high quality window and door hardware components; this is our core market and remains our principal activity.

Working in close partnership with some of Europe’s leading hardware manufacturers, we bring you an extensive range of quality hardware and ventilation products giving you the security, functionality and reliability that you need and that your customers demand. These relationships and our expertise allow Carl F Groupco to provide you, our customer, with the products that you want, when you want them. Carl F Groupco have also invested in a number of own brand hardware products, such as the CFGC, CFG* and CFG3* euro profile cylinders.

Carl F Groupco are members of influential industry organisations including the Council of Aluminium in Building (CAB) and the British Woodworking Federation (BWF). These organisations give us access to the most up to date industry standard advice and ensures that we can fully support our customers.

In 2016, Carl F Groupco launched a dedicated division for smart access control and motorised locking solutions for domestic and commercial applications. The new brand, SmartSecure, is spearheading the electronic evolution in door and window hardware, encompassing the latest advancements in smart technology combined with the wisdom over over 50 years industry experience.

Carl F Groupco also operates Carl F direct, a trading name of the company established in 2005. This is a direct mail and e-commerce business which supplies trade tools to the window and door industry. The product ranges available from Carl F direct include, power tools, bits/blades/abrasives, hand tools, measuring equipment, PPE, health & safety equipment, maintenance products and ladders. Stock products are delivered next day allowing customers to purchase their tool requirements alongside their hardware order, making Carl F Groupco the one stop shop for the window and door industry.

Customer service and support is integral to our business model, our aims and objectives centre on service excellence in which our dedicated sales, technical and distribution departments are committed to working together. We provide the highest level of service from initial contact through to after sales service and support. This is managed in many ways; reporting order despatch times, managing returns and setting targets for responding to customer enquiries. Our team at Carl F Groupco is therefore very important, we take training seriously to ensure our employees are equipped to deal with enquiries quickly and efficiently.

Carl F Groupco’s head office is located centrally in the UK, in Peterborough. Our modern premises are conveniently situated just minutes from the A1 providing excellent transport links across the UK. Our Scottish depot is located in Cumbernauld allowing us to provide service across Scotland, including the Highlands and Offshore Islands.