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. The established PN by Roto Uni Hinge and Roto TSL Espagnolette fitting options will be sold directly to customers by the hardware distributor. As part of its work promoting fittings to systems companies, Carl F Groupco’s PN-Roto technical team liaised with Liniar providing hardware advice and development input.

Key reasons for Liniar selecting Carl F Groupco as one of the hardware suppliers for the window are PN-Roto’s proven track record and design features that are compatible with the requirements of the new range. The Liniar team was also impressed by Carl F Groupco’s knowledge of PN-Roto, the company’s professionalism and its technical expertise.

The new Liniar window, with moving pane that rotates through a full 180° cycle for easy cleaning inside the property, is ideally suited to high-rise applications. The design, developed by Liniar’s in-house experts, results in a flush sash appearance both inside and out.  Patented features including Liniar’s co-extruded bubble gasket, thermal dam and glazing flipper ensure draught-free installation with high thermal efficiency. The PN-Roto hinge and Roto TSL espag supplied by Carl F Groupco complement the slimline design aesthetics of the new window range.

The new window with Roto PN hinge and TSL espagnolette achieved full accreditation, including PAS 24, in May 2018. Hardware certification includes Grade 5 for the hinge on a salt spray accelerated corrosion test and a 10 year guarantee.

A strong relationship with PN and Carl F Groupco dates back to 2001. This partnership continued following the acquisition of PN by Roto in 2016 and today, the Carl F Groupco name is synonymous with PN by Roto in the hardware distribution sector. The full PN-Roto range is available from Carl F Groupco.

 

For more information about our PN-Roto range, click here.

 

Carl F Groupco Limited: Tel: 01733 393330
For more information, contact sales@carlfgroupco.co.uk
Follow Carl F Groupco on Twitter using the handles @Carl_F_Groupco and @_SmartSecure.

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Carl F Groupco Confirms Growth Of High Spec Hardware

Carlia Corras, Carl F Groupco’s Sales Office Manager confirms sales growth for SmartSecure, the company’s electronic and access control brand.

Carlia Corras, Carl F Groupco’s Sales Office Manager confirms sales growth for SmartSecure, the company’s electronic and access control brand.

Hardware distributor Carl F Groupco endorses the findings of the ‘Door and Window Fittings Market Report – UK 2018-2022’ produced by AMA Research Ltd. The established fittings supplier confirms demand for both high specification products and mainstay lines.

Affirming growth in electronic multipoint door locks, Carl F Groupco reports that SmartSecure – the company’s electronic locking and access control brand, has seen a seven fold increase in year on year sales to end March 2018. Early adopters include Housing Associations and fabricators who recognise the benefits of added value opportunities, the access control options for domestic use and wide range of applications supported.

AMA research findings also showed that multipoint locks comprise 62% of the market, a fact which underscores the continuing importance of the FUHR 881 locking system supplied by Carl F Groupco: the 881 is a fully electronic, motorised multipoint locking system with integrated panic function for security and convenience.

The 12th edition of the ‘Door and Window Fittings Market Report – UK 2018-2022’ provides detailed insight into the market. The report offers analysis of all major product groups and the issues impacting the market. Supply and distribution channels are also reviewed.

www.amaresearch.co.uk/products/door-window-fittings-2018

 

Carl F Groupco Limited: Tel: 01733 393330
For more information, contact sales@carlfgroupco.co.uk
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Brief Encounter: How Carl F Groupco Assesses The Hardware Brief To Provide Bespoke Packages

An article written for GGP Magazine, April 2018.

In this report for Glass and Glazing Products, John King – National Sales Manager for Carl F Groupco , explains how the company’s advisory service includes taking a detailed brief and working with customers to ensure the best solution for their application.

Carl F Groupco draws on the strength of its team to provide comprehensive hardware advice. Article author, National Sales Manager John King is pictured in the foreground.

Carl F Groupco draws on the strength of its team to provide comprehensive hardware advice. Article author, National Sales Manager John King is pictured in the foreground.

“We sell hardware across a range of sectors including retail, trade, new build and commercial and all our customers have very specific, individual needs.

We know that, when supplying hardware, one size definitely doesn’t fit all. This philosophy is backed by a catalogue of over 7,000 product lines from leading manufacturers that enables us to mix and match solutions. With one of the largest ranges of big brand hardware names, we hold over £3 million of stock and almost 1.9 million components available for next day delivery.

It would be easy to assume that we have enough on our hands with stock control and that we simply respond to orders. There are occasions when a repeat order is needed or the enquirer knows exactly what they want. However, there are many instances when hardware purchasers need assistance regarding products, standards or specification issues.

Addressing this, we ensure that we aren’t just order takers.  We take care to fully understand the products that we supply and we work closely with our manufacturer suppliers to keep informed of latest technology updates – this is backed by regular training. This depth of knowledge goes across our organisation.

We are also members of influential industry organisations including the Council of Aluminium Building (CAB) and Secured by Design – this give us access to the most up-to-date industry standards advice, which helps us to fully support our customers in responding to their brief. As part of our management and consulting services we also offer guidance on Document Q, Secured by Design and PAS 24, in conjunction with hardware and profile manufacturers.

Practical, pragmatic advice:

We believe in offering practical, pragmatic advice and our sales and technical support teams’ experience
spans production management, installation and service skills.  As a result, we are in a very strong position to understand the needs of our customers and we constantly draw on our practical knowledge to provide our considered recommendations. And, if we are responding to a design and build requirement, we use the expertise of our full team and gain input from our suppliers.

When it comes to taking a brief, we regularly meet face-to-face to get a full picture of the order requirements.  Personal relationships are important and we work with customers to fully understand their needs and scope of the installation to offer products with suitable accreditation.  With distribution facilities in Peterborough and Cumbernauld in Scotland plus a network of Regional Sales Managers, our support is national and this has recently extended to encompass the whole of Ireland. However, you can rest assured that service isn’t compromised over the phone ……. our internal sales team is equally adept at understanding requirements.

No corners cut

We don’t cut any corners and our service is backed by a CRM system – benefits include real-time reporting and full historical data available to all members of the account handling team. This means that customers don’t have to go through the tedious process of starting afresh every time they contact us – at the click of a button we can call up their full order history.

As the supplier, we are more than happy to travel to customers to meet them at their convenience but equally, visitors are welcome at our UK warehouse, distribution and administration centre in Peterborough.  Of particular interest is our fully interactive showroom for SmartSecure that displays our electronic locking and Smart access control solutions. The facility, which is part of an investment of over £100,000 in SmartSecure, showcases all access control options.

The showroom features eight fully electronic doors and a demonstration area which confirms the simplicity of hardware selection and installation. Aluminium, composite, PVCu and timber doors are represented, and a separate area for training is provided where we illustrate how easy it is to prepare a door and fit the hardware.

Key to how we set ourselves apart is our ability to assess the hardware brief to provide bespoke packages. We work as an extension of our customers’ teams and liaise closely, becoming their trusted advisors. And knowing that time is of the essence, particularly with new build tenders, we work fast to increase sales opportunities.

In summary, when it comes to hardware supply, at Carl F Groupco we pride ourselves in offering a holistic, consultancy service which translates to practical solutions that take account of the bigger picture regarding accreditation and standards requirements.”

 

For more information about our electronic locking or access control brand, SmartSecure, please click here.

 

Or for more information on the rest of our window and door hardware, click here.

 

Carl F Groupco Limited: Tel: 01733 393330
For more information, contact sales@carlfgroupco.co.uk
Follow Carl F Groupco on Twitter using the handles @Carl_F_Groupco and @_SmartSecure.