Leading independent hardware distributor Carl F Groupco is celebrating 60 years as a long-standing supply partner of FUHR, the renowned manufacturer of high-quality multipoint locking systems. John Crittenden, Managing Director of Carl F Groupco, said: “Carl F Groupco’s objective has always been to partner with major hardware brands to deliver the quality and reliability that our customers demand. This milestone anniversary demonstrates the strength of our partnership and the quality of the products FUHR provides. The synergy between the two businesses has allowed us to cement our reputation for high-quality hardware supply and we look forward to further developing this long-standing relationship in the future.”
Reflecting the value both companies place on long term supply partnerships, Andreas Fuhr, Managing Director of FUHR, commented: “As a family-owned business, we value the partnerships we have with all our customers and we are proud to have worked with Carl F Groupco for six decades. We have developed a mutual understanding of each other’s businesses to ensure we have remained a committed, long term partner for the ultimate benefit of their customers.”
Carl F Groupco carries the biggest FUHR range of products in the UK and is the company’s largest customer worldwide. Popular FUHR products include the bestselling Multisafe range of multipoint door locks including the 856 lever operated type three door lock which is PAS24:2016 and Secured by Design accredited. FUHR’s electromechanical door lock solutions are at the heart of Carl F Groupco’s SmartSecure range. And the popular ‘slam shut’ locks, stable door, emergency and panic exit locks and tilt and turn hardware completes an impressive offer.
John said: “We continually evaluate our hardware ranges to make sure they deliver what our customers need. FUHR is renowned for its quality, something that aligns with our core values and a reason the company has continued to be as strong supply partner for many years.”
FUHR was founded in 1859 and has its headquarters in Heiligenhaus, Germany. The company consistently sets new standards for innovation and is one of the market leaders in the industry.
Carl F Groupco operates across the UK, including to the Scottish Highlands and offshore islands, from distribution centres in Peterborough and Cumbernauld. Its experienced team is always on hand to offer advice on the most appropriate hardware solution for any project.
The company provides an extensive range of premium quality window and door hardware components. It prides itself on the long-standing relationships it has with Europe’s most innovative manufacturers but perhaps few will know just how long-standing those relationships are. As the 60-year anniversary of the partnership with FUHR shows, Carl F Groupco is a strong, stable and reliable partner committed to building long term relationships. It’s a commitment that delivers value to supply partners and customers alike.