This was the brief we received from Weir Group Africa through their digital agency. The company was established in 1871 as an engineering firm by two brothers, George and James Weir. Head quartered in Scotland the international group turnover exceeds 1.8 billion pounds. Weir Minerals are specialists in manufacturing,delivering and supporting original slurry and dewatering equipment solutions including pumps, hydrocyclones, high pressure grinding rolls, valves and wear resistant linings for global mining and mineral processing, the power sector and general industry.
As the products they sell are specifically engineered high value items that have long manufacture cycle times, it was crucial to their business that the online store be updated with stock levels from around the country. This was not a standard feature in the ecommerce platform they chose and therefore required Syncrony's developers to write specific code that was designed to fetch the updated stock data from multiple locations automatically and apply it to the store database.