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Ecolab GmbH
Website relaunch for the EMEA region and integration of a document database

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Name Ecolab GmbH
Location Vienna
Sector Ecolab has been setting the industry standard for innovations and cost-effectiveness in professional cleaning, disinfection and associated services since 1923. The company offers end-to-end hygiene solutions, which efficiently and cost-effectively combine chemistry, engineering and service in the industrial and institutional market as well as the health sector.
Employees 47,000
Customer since 2007

Project overview

  • 2011: Integration of the "MSDS Search" material safety data sheet search

    The provision of material safety data sheets has been a key topic with Ecolab since cooperation began, which is why Marketing Factory developed a made-to-measure solution for this in 2011 with the "MSDS Search" material safety data search function.

  • 2009: Major full relaunch

    MFC developed and designed a complete relaunch for the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and works closely with the Ecolab countries in terms of its technical and content management-based implementation. 

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Project details

2011: "MSDS Search" material safety data sheet search

MSDS

The provision of material safety data sheets for the innumerable Ecolab products has always been a major topic since the start of cooperation with Ecolab.
 

Tasks:

  • Search function on the national website
  • Search can easily be localised by TYPO3
  • Data can be managed separated by country 
  • Regulated automatic import of material safety data sheets
  • Always up to date
  • Data sheets can be downloaded worldwide 
  • A central storage location for all documents


Implementation:

In May 2011, the extremely advanced project for simplified search for product material safety data sheets in 30 different languages, which had been planned for many years by Ecolab, celebrated its live start!

The new installation offers users the option of finding and downloading relevant material safety data sheets based on an Ecolab product name, or article number. The search function presents a major benefit to the Ecolab editorial staff, in particular, who had to send this to customers manually in advance. It is possible to access an immensely large central database by means of links between the two FTP servers of Marketing Factory and the Ecolab headquarters in the USA. 
An automatic daily comparison and a weekly import ensure that the data sheets available in the search are always up-to-date.

The following countries already have access to the novel search:
Germany, Serbia, the Netherlands, Belgium and France.

Other countries are already in the pipeline with new live starts planned. Henceforth, other countries will continuously localise the material safety data sheet function and incorporate it into their online presence.

 

2009: Major full relaunch

Task and aims:

MFC developed and designed a complete relaunch for the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and works closely with the Ecolab countries in terms of its technical and content management-based implementation. 

Implementation:
Further national websites have been and will be gradually transferred into the new standardised and uniform look & feel, structures and technology (TYPO3 CMS) concept. This will be done with a high degree of content management-related synergies. As a result, Ecolab will also be able to open up the "still blank EMEA online regions" in the near future with new national websites. Ecolab United Kingdom was the first website to go online with the new concept at the end of 2009.

The following countries have successfully launched their national presence:

United Kingdom
Romania
Spain
Ireland
Ukraine
Turkey
Germany
Serbia
        • Belgium
        • The Netherlands
        • France
Austria