About the client

Vent-Axia (VA), part of the Volution Group, are manufacturers and international distributors of world leading heating, ventilation and air conditioning products.

Vent-Axia developed the world's first electrically-operated, window fan back in 1936 and continue to be the leader in energy-saving, lo-carbon products and systems, with the Vent-Axia brand trusted around the world.

Our work for Vent-Axia

Adaptive have worked with Vent-Axia since 2008, when we were first approached to deliver a new-look website for the business to showcase their industry-leading products.

Working closely with Vent-Axia's marketing, product and customer services teams, Adaptive developed a new e-commerce website for the company within Drupal. The site was built to integrate with VA's IBM-based ERP system that they had at the time.  We believe this is the only Drupal site to have ever integrated with IBM U2 UniData using Redback Objects.

In 2015, the desire for a revamped and responsive website, along with the planned introduction of a new ERP system into the business, led to us building a brand new site for the business in Drupal 7.

In addition to the new modern, responsive front-end design, the launch of the new website has also successfully integrated with the Epicor ERP system and provides seamless delivery of live price and stock level data from Epicor to the website and also pushes customer registrations and orders directly back from the website to the ERP system. It also enables trade customers to view and track their past orders via the site's Online Trade Counter.

As well as being able to browse and order a large range of Vent-Axia products online, the website also enables visitors to search for their nearest Vent-Axia product stockist via a postcode search, download the company's latest catalogues and brochures and also search and download wiring and fitting instructions for most products.

The UK site follows the earlier launch of the company's Dutch website, utilising Drupal's Domain Access and Internationalisation modules to deliver multiple, multilingual websites from a single Drupal installation. A third site, for the German market, has also since launched. The websites can be found at www.vent-axia.com,  www.vent-axia.nl and www.vent-axia.de.

We continue to provide ongoing support and development to Vent-Axia, who are now one of the longest-standing Adaptive clients.

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