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Carl F Groupco renews Secured by Design membership

Leading independent hardware distributor Carl F Groupco has just renewed its membership of Secured by Design, the official police security initiative. 

John Crittenden, Managing Director of Carl F Groupco, said: “The safety and security of our products has always been front and centre of our business. Moreover, we know how much our customers value such recognition and are reassured by our continued membership with Secured by Design and its far-reaching benefits. We’re delighted to have renewed our membership.” 

Doug Skins from Secured by Design, said: “I’m delighted that Carl F Groupco have renewed their membership with Secured by Design. They are longstanding members and supply a wide range of locks and hardware solutions which have achieved Police Preferred Specification. I look forward to our continued working relationship over the coming years.” 

Carl F Groupco provides an extensive range of premium quality window and door hardware and has long-standing relationships with Europe’s most innovative manufacturers. It is an authorised supplier of Secured by Design products from Cotswold, FUHR, GT Guardian, Hoppe, Kenrick, MACO, Roto, Siegenia and Yale. 

The company is committed to exceptional service at all levels. It holds £5 million of stock and has a target OTIF rate of 98%. With distribution centres in Peterborough and Cumbernauld, the business operates nationally, including to the Scottish Highlands and offshore islands. It also offers a value-added consultancy service, testing and working with its customers’ fabrication teams and manufacturing partners to scope new hardware solutions and ensure smooth transitions to new ranges. 

Secured by Design (SBD) seeks to improve the physical security of buildings and the surrounding area using high-quality products that meet the SBD Police Preferred Specification security requirements, which provides a recognised standard that effectively deter and reduce crime. 

SBD works with many partner organisations, ranging from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities through to local authorities, housing associations, developers and manufacturers and work closely with standards and certification bodies. 

John concluded: “We have an unwavering commitment to upholding our core principles of product quality, first class service and industry knowledge. Through our membership of Secured by Design, we are looking forward to continuing to play our part in ensuring that product security standards are current and updated to keep pace with emerging crime trends.”