Global Garden Products is a multinational leader in Europe in producing and selling lawn and gardening equipment. It has over 90 years of market experience with its five brands: Stiga, Alpina, Mountfield, Atco and Castelgarden. It is present in most of the major gardening markets in the world, and it manages its own sales branches and representatives in most major European markets.
Our client required a platform that was able manage the various sites and e-commerce stores for the various Global Garden Products brands and countries, which included 35 sites in 20 nations and over 20 languages for 3 brands. The goal was to abandon the current site in order to move to an open source solution that could ensure the best performance at lower costs.
The platform we developed is based on an integration of Magento and TYPO3, which allows managing content and products through a single administration panel.
We also implemented synchronizing the product catalogue with a direct database import, thus ensuring high performance even with large numbers of categories and products in over 20 languages.
Three new levels of caching were introduced in both TYPO3 and Magento to ensure high performance for supporting an elevated volume of concurrent requests.
Given the combined use of two software systems, we integrated the Magento product and category management into TYPO3 through the use of APIs. Users can thus manage products as they would any other TYPO3 content without needing to learn two different software systems.
We integrated the multi-lingual, multi-domain, and multi-store capabilities of both TYPO3 and Magento to ensure maximum expandability and flexibility in creating new sites and new stores on the platform; this allows us to integrate an unlimited number of sites and languages
Thanks to the combined use of active application level protections, IDS systems, and application firewalls, we assured high levels of protection for the deployed platform.
We redesigned the graphic look of the Alpine, Castelgarden, and Stiga sites.
A project with maximum flexibility and expandability, with multi-lingual, multi-domain, and multi-store functionality that ensures high operability and performance.