LONDON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Portaltech are pleased to announce the recent account win to re-platform on hybris and integrate commerce operations for Business to Business catering supplies specialist, Bunzl Lockhart UK. Portaltech will also be managing and executing the creative re-brand and front end design for the website.
Lockhart Catering, owned by Bunzl PLC, a leading specialist global distribution group, who supply a broad range of non-food consumable products & services to the grocery, food, cleaning, safety and healthcare markets. Originating in Slovakia in 1854 and listed on the London Stock Exchange for over 50 years, Bunzl now supply product to 24 countries across 4 continents and have a global turnover of GBP4.8bn year ending 2010.
Lockhart Catering was founded in 1940 and are the market leading suppliers of catering equipment & services to leading brands, restaurants & catering companies in the UK.
Lockhart Catering approached Portaltech with a strategic project to re-brand their proposition online and to implement best of breed eCommerce features and functionality using the latest version of the hybris multi channel platform. Improved search and navigation, superior usability for both B2B and B2C customers along with a simplification of the checkout process for fast ordering will ensure that Lockhart Catering continues to offer its traditional business customers a great service but also offer the regional and independent catering market a unique, flexible and highly competitive ordering experience.
Ben Tearall, Commercial Director at Lockhart Catering explains why Portaltech won the pitch: "Online opportunities represent a major part of our future strategic plans and this development project is a major investment for Lockhart Catering Equipment. We engaged with a number of providers during the bid and selection process; Portaltech were able to demonstrate experience and capability, their proposal mirrored our aspirations for the new platform and we are looking forward to working with their team over the coming months. We were especially impressed by Portaltech's creative response, which we feel captured the ethos and brand values of the company in a stylish and contemporary way. As a quality, specialist catering supplier it is important for us to stand out from the competition."
Portaltech will be re-platforming the Lockhart catering business on the latest version of hybris, using the QuickLive project accelerator for low cost, rapid deployment of the website. With a strong B2B customer base, the group were keen to develop more advanced online ordering and account management functionality so customers could manage their buying online. Navigation and search of appropriate ranges and brands was also key, enabling customers to quickly find new, or repeat order products. Lockhart also wanted to improve the way product ranges and product information was presented and to enhance day to day trading with improved promotional functionality.
Mark Adams, Sales & Marketing Director at Portaltech commented "This is our second account win of the month and the and highlights just how strong we expect our performance will be throughout 2011 . We are delighted to be chosen as Bunzl and Lockhart Catering's creative and eCommerce partner. We will be utilising the QuickLive project accelerator for a low cost and rapid rollout of the hybris platform and will integrate our unique delivery methodology to allow other Bunzl business's to take advantage of a common solution."
The new Bunzl Lockhart site is due to launch in the summer of 2011.
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