Carl F Groupco gains Preferred Partner recognition with Cotswold Architectural Products

"We are delighted to have Preferred Partner status which demonstrates the strength of this longstanding relationship.”

Leading independent hardware distributor Carl F Groupco has announced it has gained Preferred Partner status for the Cotswold Friction Stay range from Cotswold Architectural Products. 

John King, Sales Director at Carl F Groupco, said: “The Cotswold brand is renowned in the industry as a leading friction stay manufacturer and we know our customers value the quality and reliability of the products. We are delighted to have Preferred Partner status which demonstrates the strength of this longstanding relationship.” 

Tim Ferkin, Managing Director of Cotswold Architectural Products, said: “We’ve partnered with Carl F Groupco for many years and are delighted to be extending our relationship with them. We look forward to further supporting the team and continuing to deliver product excellence to its customers.” 

The Cotswold Friction Stay range from Carl F Groupco includes the renowned Cotswold Sinidex Friction Stay, as well as the Egress Friction Stay, Egress Easy Clean Friction Stay, Restricted Friction Stay and the heavy duty Extreme variants. Together, the impressive hardware collection offers the full range of options for standard casement opening requirements. 

As John notes, Cotswold Architectural Products is a company synonymous with the friction stay market. It was the first company in the UK to manufacture friction stays and it has grown into a world leader in the field.  

Carl F Groupco provides an extensive range of premium quality window and door hardware components. It has distribution centres in Peterborough and Cumbernauld, which allows it to service the entire UK, including the Scottish Highlands and offshore islands.  

The company prides itself on its longstanding relationships with the industry’s most innovative hardware manufacturers, which means it has the flexibility and competence to ensure its range always reflects current market trends.  

The partnership with Cotswold is testament to the mutual trust and collaboration that has defined the relationship over the past fifteen years. During this time, both businesses have evolved and grown together, navigating industry challenges and embracing innovative hardware solutions. The recent establishment of the Preferred Partner recognition marks a significant milestone for both businesses, underscoring the commitment to shared success and continuous advancement in product innovation.

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