The Hörmann Group is Europe’s largest supplier of doors and gates. Over 6,000 employees develop and produce high-quality gates, doors, frames and drives for use in private and commercial real estate at 36 specialist plants in Europe, North America and Asia. The company, which is still family-run, recently recorded annual sales of more than €1 billion. Hörmann has over 100 sales offices in more than 40 countries and sales partners in over 50 other countries.
In mid-2022, Marketing Factory was commissioned by Hörmann to take over the Dealer Forums Basic, a "light" version of the Dealer Forums that we have been operating and developing since 2002.
The Dealer Forums Basic were previously operated internally by Hörmann in a TYPO3 v6.2. In order to get rid of old technical debt and to enable a new start, Hörmann decided on our advice to gradually take over the country versions and to rebuild the Dealer Forums Basic on the basis of TYPO3 v11.5 LTS. The design was based on the new design of the Dealer Forums Classic, as well as the new corporate website, in order to generate a uniform look and feel for Hörmann dealers and tradesmen across all touchpoints.
The Dealer Forums Basic are currently being transferred country by country to the new installation, cleaned of obsolete content and connected to SAP CDC.
Marketing Factory has been creating and supervising the Hörmann dealer forums (extranets) since 2002. Starting in 2020, Marketing Factory will gradually switch the registration process for the dealer forums to the "SAP Customer Data Cloud".
As the look and feel of the Hörmann Dealers' Forums was outdated and old-fashioned after being in operation for over 10 years, the German and Austrian Dealers' Forums underwent a technical and visual relaunch. The two countries were migrated to a separate TYPO3 installation based on TYPO3 8.7 LTS.
Marketing Factory has been continuously supporting and developing the Hörmann Dealers' Forums – closed extranets for Hörmann dealers and tradespeople – since 2002.