Leading independent hardware distributor Carl F Groupco has long been a member of Secured by Design. CEO Owen Coop is clear about the importance of the scheme to the business and its customers. He said: “We have supported the Secured by Design initiative for many years. As a hardware distributor, safety and security components represent our core product offering and this scheme brings far-reaching benefits that we, and our customers, value.”

As well as being a Secured by Design member, Carl F Groupco is also an authorised supplier of Secured by Design products from Cotswold, FUHR, GT Window Products, Hoppe, Kenrick, MACO, Roto, Siegenia and Yale.

Carl F Groupco’s Secured by Design membership is just one example of its commitment to initiatives that add value to its customers’ businesses. It holds up to £5.5 million of stock, offering a next day delivery service with a target OTIF rate of 98%. The company operates nationally, including to the Scottish Highlands and offshore islands, from distribution centres in Peterborough and Cumbernauld. Alongside its extensive hardware portfolio, it also offers a value-added consultancy service, testing support and works with its customers’ fabrication teams and manufacturing partners to scope new hardware solutions and ensure smooth transitions to new ranges.

Owen concluded: “Product quality, first class service and industry knowledge sets us apart as a leading hardware distributor. Our membership of Secured by Design, enhances our ability to uphold these core principles and ensure that product security standards keep pace with emerging crime trends.”

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