Williams Commerce, Magento Silver Solution Partner, are proud to announce the launch of Granta Automation’s new website re-built on the very latest version of Magento Community Edition version 2.0 .

Granta Automation, a Cambridge-based automation company, have years of extensive experience providing bespoke automation solutions to businesses across a wide variety of industries. Granta has worked with both world-leading brands and SMEs who are looking for innovative ways to increase their automation to drive better efficiency and improved profitability levels.  The team of automation experts at Granta are able to provide tailored automation solutions which are created based on the individual needs of each project and this new website was created with that precise purpose in mind.

Built on the Community edition of Magento 2.0, the new Granta Automation website features the main functional structure of Magento, but with a unique, bespoke twist. Whilst the mechanisms behind a normal Magento 2.0 ecommerce website have remained the same, the usual process of ecommerce involving ordering products, is replaced with the ability for web-visitors to create their own custom quotes for their project.  The quote builder is able to create a detailed quotation in less than a few minutes providing the prospective customer with a top level view of the total cost of the project.

Launched officially by Magento in Sydney, Australia in November 2015, Magento 2.0 offers business significant improvements when compared against Magento 1.0

  1. Improved speed performance by up to 30%
  2. Modular design, easier to upgrade
  3. Verified only plugins and extensions
  4. Enhanced security
  5. Active development program adding new features.
  6. Php 7 compatible
  7. Full page caching as standard
  8. HTML 5

We recommended the latest version of Magento to Granta Automation as we felt the basis of the Magento platform provided a strong foundation on which to create the custom project builder feature and Magento 2.0 offers superb new functionality and speed improvements.” Comments Rob Williams, CEO of Williams Commerce.

The Project Builder feature was created to streamline the quote building process for users, making it fast and readily accessible to provide quotes for visitors who know what they are looking for, but also offer browsers the chance to play around with various options as they build the quote to suit the needs of the project.

Furthermore, the detailed categories menu offered via the Project Builder, allows users to easily choose and move between the systems in order to build up their quote.

Beyond the project builder, the website offers detailed explanations around the types of automation on offer, videos and benefits and a blog that keeps readers up to date with new news from Granta and the wider industry.

The website also features a useful account area, where customers who have registered can login and view quotes they have created and submitted previously, adapt them, add to them or create a new quotation.

The website design is modern and clean, taking advantage of a contemporary tiled layout on the home page and offering high resolution product images for big impact.  It was important to Granta to bring simplicity to what is a very complex industry and showcase the huge variety of ways automation is now being used beyond manufacturing.

Derek Marsh, Marketing Manager at Granta Automation, comments “We are delighted with our new website and particularly the Project Builder which is a world first for an automation company. We were keen to create a brand new website that encapsulates our brand and the services we offer in as clean and simple way as possible and Williams have achieved that. We are also getting on very well with the Content Management System of Magento 2.0 which is so user-friendly and very easy for our web team to manage. I would highly recommend Williams Commerce to anyone contemplating a new website. I have tried five different companies so far and none have had the technical skills or pulled the stops out to help us like the team at Williams. Well done! We look forward to continuing working with you.

To find out more about the benefits of Magento 2.0 contact one of Williams Commerce ecommerce consultants today on 0116 3261116.