Wed 1st March, 2017

Bumper Carl F Groupco catalogue is biggest to date

A new 248 page full colour catalogue from hardware supplier Carl F Groupco features over 7,000 product lines

Mon 20th February, 2017

Carl F Groupco extends Kenrick door lock family

Carl F Groupco has expanded its range of door locks with the addition of the Excalibur split spindle door lock from Kenrick.

Tue 14th February, 2017

Seven things you didn’t know about Carl F Groupco

An article written for Clearview, January 2017.

Wed 8th February, 2017

Carl F Groupco’s FIT Show Focus

Carl F Groupco will return to the 2017 industry exhibition with another impressive, purpose built display.

Mon 6th February, 2017

Hardware Horizons: Predictions for the year ahead from hardware distributor, Carl F Groupco

An article written for Windows Active, January 2017.

Mon 23rd January, 2017

Carl F Groupco Showroom Showcases SmartSecure

A fully interactive showroom has been designed and built by Carl F Groupco at its Peterborough distribution centre for its SmartSecure electronic locking and smart access control brand.

Mon 9th January, 2017

Proactive Partnerships

An article written for Glass & Glazing Products Magazine, November 2016

Thu 22nd December, 2016

2016/17 Christmas Opening Times

Our opening times over the 2016/17 Christmas Holidays.

Tue 6th December, 2016

New video showcases SmartSecure Solutions

A high quality, professionally animated video has been commissioned by Carl F Groupco to promote SmartSecure.

Mon 5th December, 2016

Carl F Groupco: A progressive portfolio of hardware products

An article written for The Fabricator, October 2016

Thu 10th November, 2016

Fit and forget Ingenious guarantee from Carl F Groupco

A ten year ‘Fit & Forget’ guarantee is offered by Carl F Groupco for Ingenious’ Duplex and Professional multi-point door locks. A ten year ‘Fit & Forget’ guarantee offered by Carl F Groupco for Ingenious’ Duplex and Professional multi-point door locks supports the distributor’s emphasis on service,

Tue 1st November, 2016

Carl F Groupco: The demographics of distribution

An article written for Windows Active, September 2016

Mon 10th October, 2016

Significant access-control advancements offered by SmartSecure

SmartSecure, an electronic door locking and smart access control brand launched by Carl F Groupco, incorporates state-of-the-art technology which provides strong security and safety features.

Wed 28th September, 2016

SmartSecure showcased at permanent centre

Carl F Groupco’s SmartSecure range is now on display at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon.

Mon 12th September, 2016

Carl F Groupco celebrates long-serving staff

As a company that puts people at the heart of its distribution service, hardware supplier Carl F Groupco is proud to announce a number of long-server achievements.

Mon 5th September, 2016

Carl F Groupco customers benefit from Ingenious enhancements

Advancements to Ingenious door locks set to benefit Carl F Groupco customers are highlighted by the hardware supplier.

Thu 1st September, 2016

Hardware Smartens Up

An article written for Glass Times, July 2016

Tue 16th August, 2016

New Trojan RAL colours from Carl F Groupco

An advancement by Trojan to offer its coloured hardware range of flag and composite door hinges in any RAL shade benefits customers of Carl F Groupco.

Tue 2nd August, 2016

Safe as Houses

An article written for PRO Installer, June 2016

Mon 1st August, 2016

Voice of the Industry

Written for Glass News, July 2016

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.