Our History

Carl F Groupco is the result of a partnership between two long-established window and door hardware distributors. Beginning in the 1950s, Carl F Groupco has decades of experience as leading distributors, supplying the same high-quality products now as we always have done.

Explore Our Journey


Groupco begin trading as an architectural ironmonger based in London


We become the UK distributor of FUHR door locks, and we remain one of their biggest customers worldwide.


Groupco Limited is established and begins supplying hardware to the rapidly emerging PVCu fenestration market.


Carl F Petersen Limited is formed later becoming Carl F International


The Cumbernauld depot opens to more efficiently serve the Scottish market


Reversible window gearing is added to an already impressive range of fittings


Carl F direct is acquired and launched as an e-commerce trade tools business


Groupco and Carl F Petersen partner together and form today’s
Carl F Groupco Limited


The SmartSecure brand is launched, specialising in electronic locking and smart access control


Yale door and window hardware is added to our range


Online ordering and account management system, myCFG is launched

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