Global Manufacturer Gains Control of Online Presence Through Kentico Optimizations
With more than 80 manufacturing facilities across six continents and over 9,000 employees worldwide, Signode is a leading manufacturer of a broad spectrum of transit packaging consumables, tools, software, and equipment that optimize end-of-line packaging operations and protect products in transit. Signode brings an extensive product portfolio together under hundreds of trusted brands to offer complete packaging solutions to customers.
Prior to partnering with Americaneagle.com, Signode underwent a rebrand, redesign, and redevelopment of their main website www.signode.com, which was built on Kentico 12 MVC. However, the implementation left the Signode team with very little control of the content management system (CMS). They were unable to make simple content page changes or navigation updates. As a result, Signode was seeking a new digital partner that could optimize their existing website by improving the Kentico implementation.
Signode sought out Americaneagle.com because of its expertise in developing and optimizing Kentico websites. The Americaneagle.com team implemented the Kentico accelerator and built customized widgets to give Signode full control of the site pages while using the page builder. Additionally, the accelerator would substantially improve various features of the website including error handling, URL routing, caching, and performance.
The project encompassed other optimization changes such as ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) enhancements, an Azure Cognitive Search implementation with options for reporting, and a fully redesigned front end which included new graphics for key interior landing pages. It also encompassed a multi-language configuration to allow the Signode team to build out various regional versions of the site over time based on country and language, as well as a custom workflow solution for their internal legal and content approval processes.
Signode’s Kentico optimization project is recognized as a success. Americaneagle.com’s work provided the manufacturing company the ability to easily edit and management content within its CMS. It also provided Signode with various optimizations that created a more efficient user experience for both internal and external users. Now, Signode’s digital global presence is streamlined across all 80 of its facilities and brands, allowing it to integrate each brand onto the main www.signode.com website in the future for a more cohesive experience.