Architectural hardware systems

The hardware system that moves your doors is as important as the panels themselves.
Centor E4 architectural hardware system carrier
Setting standards in architectural hardware

Centor’s beginnings manufacturing “the finest sliding door track available” is an ethos that has stayed with us over the last six decades. Our hardware systems offer architects, designers, and, ultimately, homeowners innovative products that provide both durability and flexibility, continuing to operate smoothly for years to come. 

For quality focused joiners, fabricators and OEMs, Centor hardware systems offer simple assembly, installation and adjustment, so manufacturing doors and windows isn’t a chore. Our range of reliable folding and sliding door hardware, locks and accessories will ensure there’s a system that meets your requirements.

Centor E2 bifold door hinge
Proven performance
Proven performance
With Centor's engineering excellence, hardware will work for years to come.
Simple to install
Simple to install
Centor hardware systems ensure the manufacturing process is streamlined.
Fingertip operation
Fingertip operation
Precision engineering and patented adjustment ensure that panels glide with ease.
Safe and secure
Safe and secure
Homes and businesses remain safe, with fixings that are hidden and inaccessible.
System Selection
Find the right system for your products from our options below. Simply click in the column to find out more information about the hardware system.
Folding Bifold door hardware systems Sliding Centor sliding systems Accessories Centor Locks and accessories
Operation Bi-fold Sliding patio Locking/latching
Quality materials and finishes

Centor hardware systems are manufactured to last for years to come in architectural-grade stainless steel and aluminium. In folding hardware, our bearings are custom-machined while wheels are individually precision-ground to ensure silky smooth operation.

Finishes vary depending on the system, with options including stainless steel and PVD brass.

Centor hardware comes in a range of high quality finishes
Rigorous testing

Centor hardware has undergone rigorous testing using a variety of techniques to ensure it withstands real-world use. This includes: 

Cycle testing – Our folding hardware is cycle tested to the equivalent of opening and closing panels every day for 40 years.

Corrosion testing – Stainless steel, anodised aluminium and engineering plastics are carefully selected to maximise performance. During corrosion tests, hardware is fixed to various substrates to ensure it performs in challenging conditions, such as coastal applications. 

Testing rig for folding door hardware
Testing rig for folding door hardware

Maintenance guide

If properly maintained, Centor hardware systems will continue to perform for years to come.


Centor E3 folding hardware used on a window
Centor offers a 10-year limited warranty on its hardware and tracking products.

Guide to tea-staining

Information about the discolouration of a stainless steel surface
Find out more about the discolouration of a stainless steel surface, known as tea-staining.