Spirax Sarco Engineering PLC
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Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc is a multi-national industrial engineering group comprising two leading businesses: Spirax Sarco for steam specialties and Watson-Marlow for niche peristaltic pumps and associated fluid path technologies.
The Company’s headquarters are located in Cheltenham, UK. Working across a number of industries, the Group helps their customers to implement environmentally friendly solutions for energy and water savings, process efficiency, product quality and improvements in health, safety and regulatory compliance.
Pythagoras were approached to build a replacement to the existing Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc website, which was non-responsive and in need of modernisation.
The client had already invested in SharePoint and wanted to maximise this investment by remaining on the Microsoft platform.
Pythagoras had previously worked with and launched a new website for subsidiary company, Spirax Sarco, in spring 2014. Following on from the success of this project, Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc was confident that Pythagoras had the technical expertise required to build their new corporate website on time and to the high standard required.
Pythagoras were given some existing ideas and concepts during consultation with Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc.
The team took the time to gain a full understanding of the customer’s requirements and proceeded to plan and write a functional specification for the project.
Following a review of the existing ideas and concepts, Pythagoras further developed the designs to fill gaps and enhance aspects with user experience in mind.
The construction of the website began in December 2014, and the build was completed a week before the 5th March (results day) deadline. It was absolutely essential for both parties that this deadline was met.
Pythagoras were able to build the website in-house using our own team of people rather than outsourcing the work. The team also liaised with and integrated 3rd party add-ons from Investis into the website.
This allows real-time data and Regulatory News Service announcement news stories to be pulled to the site from the London Stock Exchange and enables visitors to the website to subscribe to an automated news alerting service.
Following the build, the new website is now able to be fully supported and managed by the in-house team at Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc.
On results day, Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc’s excellent financial results led to the website receiving double the amount of hits they expected, and have had in the past. The website received unanimously positive feedback and performed well.
Project management was good and overall the build ran very smoothly. Since launching, traffic to our corporate site has increased significantly and we have received excellent feedback from visitors who have commented on the clean design and excellent usability of the site.
I was delighted when Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc came to us following a successful project outcome with Spirax Sarco. We were presented with another opportunity to work with them and continue our ongoing relationship, so we ensured that we excelled expectations once more.