FFI to Carry Winkhaus Products

February 4, 2011

Winkhaus, the hardware manufacturer based in Germany, has named Functional Fenestration Inc. to be its exclusive North American source for select  products. Based in Hawthorne, Calif., FFI distributes architectural hardware for doors, windows and skylights, serving manufacturers and dealers.

“A strategic partnership between FFI and Winkhaus ties into our commitment to meet the needs of a rapidly growing market for tilt-turn," states Robert Renner, FFI president. "I have always viewed Winkhaus as an industry leader in design and quality.”

“A synergy was apparent between our companies and this arrangement is the fortunate result," says Jim Roberts, FFI former president of Winkhaus North America, which closed down its operations, and now FFI director of business development. "I am pleased to be able to continue building on the success of Winkhaus products such as the sliding door lock that we’ve already introduced to North America.”

Beginning this January, FFI is carrying Winkhaus sliding door locks and tilt/turn window hardware for wood, fiberglass, and vinyl products. FFI  has carried a variety of European hardware products since 1992.  More recently, it has also developed its own line of contract-manufactured hardware and tracks for multi-paneled door systems.