The Cairngorm Group tasked leading window and door fittings distributor Carl F Groupco with managing their hardware transition during a recent PVCu profile changeover. Putting trust in their 16-year partnership, the two-month project was delivered by the multiskilled team at Carl F Groupco headed by Pamela Wilson, Regional Sales Manager for Scotland who has worked closely with the Cairngorm team throughout the longstanding partnership.
The profile changeover was time-sensitive, and the transition needed to be smooth to ensure business saw no detrimental effects. Throughout the supply chain, the project required meticulous planning and cooperation, allowing for the efficient switch to the new profile.
The team at Carl F Groupco worked with the Cairngorm Group to review all hardware, and relevant new profile parts were sourced and assessed to guarantee the correct fit, before samples were trialled and quality tested to ensure the final product met Cairngorm’s exacting standards. Stock was monitored and adjustments made to ensure continuity of supply and provide the On Time in Full service commitment throughout the changeover. Carl F Groupco went above and beyond through the transition, from ensuring part numbers were all transferred and arranging fit-ups with the factory teams, to liaising with the technical teams at manufacturer partners Roto throughout the PAS 24 and performance testing process.
Managing Director of the Cairngorm Group Scott Dowling summarises the strong working relationship with Carl F Groupco, and details the quality of all products supplied by Carl F Groupco: “We have worked closely with Carl F Groupco throughout our 16-year partnership establishing a positive relationship based on honesty, integrity, technical knowledge and devotion to supplying OTIF. We trust Carl F Groupco implicitly in their technical and supply abilities. We continue to work closely with Carl F Groupco in a collaborative relationship with complete dedication from the hardware supplier to our projects.”
Through the 16-year working partnership, Carl F Groupco has supplied the Cairngorm Group with a range of products, including the Roto NT Tilt and Turn system, supplied to support the introduction of the new profile. Also supplied is the Roto FRH reversible window gearing, Yale Lockmaster 21 door lock, Yale cylinders, Sparta patio handles, and Securistyle Defender Friction Stays.