News

14th
October,
2019

Ahead off the Curve - Smart and Secure

Highlighting the capabilities of the FUHR 881 door lock to successfully combine Smart technology with highly effective security.

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9th
October,
2019

A Consultancy Service from Carl F Groupco

In this article for Glass and Glazing Products magazine, Managing Director John Crittenden expands on this philosophy explaining the importance of providing a consultancy service

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1st
October,
2019

Getting Smart in the Hardware Sector

In this article for Total Installer magazine, Carl F Groupco’s Managing Director John Crittenden looks at the growth of Smart solutions and the appeal of SmartSecure

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3rd
September,
2019

Spotlighting Specialist Hardware: A report from Carl F Groupco

An article written for Windows Active Magazine July/August 2019

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28th
August,
2019

Yale’s Lockmaster 21 Launch Supported by Carl F Groupco

Carl F Groupco is proud to announce the addition of Yale’s new Lockmaster 21 to the range of lock solutions

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13th
August,
2019

Carl F Groupco Fundraises for Local Age UK Charity

The staff at Carl F Groupco's Peterborough head quarters have been raising money from a 'dress down Friday' initiative.

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12th
August,
2019

Amazon Alexa SmartSecure Advancement

A smart tech advancement by FUHR benefits users of Carl F Groupco’s SmartSecure electronic door locking and access control brand in the UK

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17th
July,
2019

Carl F Groupco Partners with Yale

Established hardware distributor Carl F Groupco has partnered with Yale to supply the leading lock manufacturer’s full product range

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15th
July,
2019

Carl F Groupco Reduces carbon Footprint

LED lighting has been installed across Carl F Groupco’s Peterborough warehouse

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1st
July,
2019

Carl F Groupco Hardware Heroes: SmartSecure

An article written for Clearview Magazine June 2019

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1st
July,
2019

SmartSecure’s Innovative Residential Solutions

Trombé has successfully completed a SmartSecure installation at a high-end residential property

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24th
June,
2019

Key Questions for SmartSecure

In this article for Total Installer, John Mitchell, Technical Manager for Carl F Groupco answers questions about the company’s SmartSecure electronic locking and access control brand.

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29th
May,
2019

Automatic FUHR Lock is High Flyer for Carl F Groupco

Hardware distributor Carl F Groupco’s collaboration with German lock manufacturer FUHR dates back to 1962 and FUHR products consistently feature in the company’s best seller list

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20th
May,
2019

Carl F Groupco Celebrates Third Anniversary of SmartSecure

Carl F Groupco is celebrating the third anniversary of SmartSecure

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3rd
May,
2019

Carl F Groupco appointments support service strategy

Hailey Melisi and Stephen Lee have joined Carl F Groupco’s internal sales team

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1st
May,
2019

Carl F Groupco Hardware Heroes: FUHR

An article written for Clearview Magazine April 2019

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11th
April,
2019

Carl F Groupco’s Record Roto Results

Record results for Roto products have been announced by Carl F Groupco

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3rd
April,
2019

Lock, stock and barrel

In this article for Glass Times, John Mitchell, the company’s Technical Manager provides an overview of automatic technology, Smart systems and emergency exit hardware.

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19th
March,
2019

Business Support Strengthened at Carl F Groupco

New assistants have been appointed for Carl F Groupco’s Marketing and IT departments

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19th
February,
2019

Going the Extra Mile

In this report for WindowsActive, John Crittenden, Managing Director of Carl F Groupco explains how the distributor’s services extend significantly beyond merely shipping hardware

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12th
February,
2019

Roto Tilt and Turn Range Added to Carl F Groupco’s Catalogue

Roto's Tilt and Turn window system has been added to hardware distributor Carl F Groupco's window and door fittings range

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21st
January,
2019

Carl F Groupco Supports Apprenticeship Scheme

Hardware distributor Carl F Groupco has recruited Ollie Cullen as a Sales Office apprentice

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16th
January,
2019

Carl F Groupco Storage Investment Supports Brexit Initiative

As part of Carl F Groupco’s Brexit planning, the hardware supplier has expanded its storage facilities to house increased stock

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7th
January,
2019

Architectural Design Specialists Adopt SmartSecure

Trombé has incorporated Carl F Groupco’s SmartSecure electronic locking and advanced access technology

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13th
December,
2018

Christmas Opening and Delivery Information 2018

Our offices will be closing on Friday 21st December 2018 and will re-open on Thursday 3rd January 2019

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13th
December,
2018

A Smart and Specialist Strategy

John Crittenden, Managing Director at Carl F Groupco reports a successful year with ongoing development of its extensive catalogue

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7th
December,
2018

John King Appointed to Carl F Groupco Board

John King has been promoted to Sales Director for Carl F Groupco. While retaining his national sales management responsibilities

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4th
December,
2018

Trends, technology and tactics

An article written for Glass & Glazing Products magazine, November 2018

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29th
November,
2018

Carl F Groupco Leaders Complete Management Course

As part of Continuing Professional Development at Carl F Groupco, the management team undertook

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29th
November,
2018

Glass News Voice of the Industry - November 2018

John Crittenden contributes to the popular Glass News Voice of the Industry Column

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19th
November,
2018

Key points for security

An article written for The Fabricator Magazine, October 2018

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12th
November,
2018

SmartSecure and lots of other favourites

An article written for Windows Active magazine, October 2018

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31st
October,
2018

SmartSecure Adopted by South Wales Social Landlord

As the result of a successful tender, Carl F Groupco is supplying hardware to Tai Tarian, one of the largest social landlords in Wales with responsibility for over 9,000 properties.

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24th
October,
2018

In the Pink

Big hearted staff at Carl F Groupco supported the national ‘Wear it Pink’ initiative to help raise funds for the charity ‘Breast Cancer Now’.

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15th
October,
2018

Carl F Groupco Nominated in National Fenestration Awards

Carl F Groupco has been nominated in the Hardware Supplier of the Year category of the 2018 National Fenestration Awards (NFA)

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9th
October,
2018

Andrew’s 10th Anniversary with Carl F Groupco

The latest member of Carl F Groupco’s workforce to celebrate an anniversary with the company is Andrew Pric

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24th
September,
2018

Kelly Platten joins Carl F Groupco’s purchasing team

The latest appointment by hardware distributor Carl F Groupco is Purchasing Assistant Kelly Platten

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18th
September,
2018

New hardware website launched

With over 7,000 product lines in its catalogue, Carl F Groupco’s website is an essential sales tool and source of hardware information.

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11th
September,
2018

Carl F Groupco Supplies Vent Solution to Support Scottish Regs

The 5000EQA ventilator from Glazpart meets stringent building standards including Scottish regulations

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28th
August,
2018

SmartSecure’s Sales Success

Since launching SmartSecure in 2016, Carl F Groupco reports sales revenue increases of just under 90% year on year for its electronic door locking and access control brand.

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21st
August,
2018

Ten Year Milestone for Carl F Groupco’s Marketing Manager

Clare White, Carl F Groupco’s Marketing Manager, celebrates ten years working for the national hardware distributor.

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11th
July,
2018

New 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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19th
February,
2018

Roto espag expands Carl F Groupco’s range

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

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3rd
January,
2018

Predictions January 2018

An article written for Clearview, January 2018.

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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.

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17th
December,
2017

Carl F Groupco Appoints New National Sales Manager

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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16th
November,
2017

Standard Issue

An article written for Clearview, October 2017.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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21st
September,
2017

Embracing Automation

An article written for Window News, September 2017.

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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.

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13th
September,
2017

SmartSecure: Intuitive Installation

An article written for The Installer Magazine, August 2017.

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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.

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16th
August,
2017

Doors Open for Smart Tech

An article written for Glass Times, July 2017.

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14th
August,
2017

High Security: Carl F Groupco’s Hot Topic

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

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9th
August,
2017

Carl F Groupco: Moving Heaven & Earth to Deliver Hardware

An article written for Glass News, July 2017.

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2nd
August,
2017

Carl F Groupco’s hands on hardware

An article written for Window News, July 2017.

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30th
June,
2017

Opening Doors: Access Control in The Domestic Sector

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

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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.

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7th
June,
2017

Carl F Groupco’s FIT Show Success

This year’s FIT Show was extremely successful for Carl F Groupco.

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6th
June,
2017

Women In Industry: Clare Crockett - Marketing Manager

An article written for Clearview, May 2017.

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18th
May,
2017

Carl F Groupco at the FIT Show 2017: Smart Tech and Hardware Highlights

FIT Show Voices of the Industry article written for Windows Active, April 2017.

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17th
May,
2017

Carl F Groupco: The Smart Cookies

Freshly baked cookies available from Carl F Groupco at the FIT Show.

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16th
May,
2017

SmartSecure lock achieves Secured by Design accreditation

The FUHR 881 multitronic lock, from Carl F Groupco's SmartSecure brand, has achieved Secured by Design accreditation.

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8th
May,
2017

A Private Matter

An article written for Glass News, April 2017.

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4th
May,
2017

Carl F Groupco: FIT and Ready

An article written for Glass Times, April 2017.

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12th
April,
2017

Carl F Groupco’s Reversible Record

Record sales reported by Carl F Groupco of UNI reversible window hardware manufactured by Roto/Peder Nielsen.

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3rd
April,
2017

SmartSecure: Straightforward Sophistication

An article written for The Fabricator, March 2017.

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28th
March,
2017

Carl F Groupco hardware selector created for FIT Show

Carl F Groupco has addressed the challenge of presenting its range of over 7,000 window and door fitting lines with a hardware selector.

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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

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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.

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14th
February,
2017

Seven things you didn’t know about Carl F Groupco

An article written for Clearview, January 2017.

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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.

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6th
February,
2017

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

An article written for Windows Active, January 2017.

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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.

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9th
January,
2017

Proactive Partnerships

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

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22nd
December,
2016

2016/17 Christmas Opening Times

Our opening times over the 2016/17 Christmas Holidays.

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6th
December,
2016

New video showcases SmartSecure Solutions

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

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5th
December,
2016

Carl F Groupco: A progressive portfolio of hardware products

An article written for The Fabricator, October 2016

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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,

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1st
November,
2016

Carl F Groupco: The demographics of distribution

An article written for Windows Active, September 2016

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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1st
September,
2016

Hardware Smartens Up

An article written for Glass Times, July 2016

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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.

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2nd
August,
2016

Safe as Houses

An article written for PRO Installer, June 2016

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1st
August,
2016

Voice of the Industry

Written for Glass News, July 2016

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