Wed 11th July, 2018

newNew Carl F direct Web Site

An enhanced, mobile friendly Web site for Carl F direct offers rapid product search functionality and customer access to detailed account information.

Tue 26th June, 2018

SmartSecure Showcased by Grabex Windows

Grabex Windows featured the FUHR 881 fully motorised multipoint door lock, supplied by Carl F Groupco, on its stand at the 2018 Grand Designs Live London event.

Tue 22nd May, 2018

Carl F Groupco hardware supports Liniar launch

Carl F Groupco has been selected as a hardware supplier for Liniar’s new range of reversible windows, available exclusively to fabricators from summer 2018.

Thu 17th May, 2018

Carl F Groupco confirms growth of high spec hardware

Hardware distributor Carl F Groupco endorses the findings of the ‘Door and Window Fittings Market Report - UK 2018-2022’ produced by AMA Research Ltd.

Thu 3rd May, 2018

Brief Encounter: How Carl F Groupco assesses the hardware brief to provide bespoke packages

An article written for Glass & Glazing Products Magazine, April 2018.

Thu 19th April, 2018

20 year celebrations for Carl F Groupco warehouse staff

Brian Devlin and Pete Garner, warehouse operatives at Carl F Groupco, have celebrated 20 years working for the hardware distributor.

Wed 4th April, 2018

Pamela Wilson reinforces Carl F Groupco’s presence in Ireland

Pamela Wilson, an experienced Regional Sales Manager for Carl F Groupco, has an extended sales remit which includes Ireland.

Tue 20th March, 2018

High 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.

Wed 3rd January, 2018

Predictions January 2018

An article written for Clearview, January 2018.

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.

Sun 17th December, 2017

Carl F Groupco Appoints New National Sales Manager

John King returns to Carl F Groupco as National Sales Manager.

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.

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.