As a global leader in the manufacture and supply of construction and civil engineering materials testing equipment, we recognise how important it is for us to make information readily available. Information about the industry and its trends, along with product information and technical specifications that are easily accessible for both our current and future customers.
And it is this objective that underpins the site’s new design.
We wanted to create a new website that is faster, easier to navigate, and more user-friendly than ever before. We’ve also taken this opportunity to introduce a new face to CONTROLS with a branding update that refreshes and harmonizes our family of three brands - CONTROLS, IPC Global and Wykeham Farrance.
This fresh new look and feel reflects our forward-thinking approach as well as our mission to develop close and long-lasting partnerships with our customers. We hope you enjoy the new design – read on to discover some of the new features we’ve introduced:
Fast, Responsive Design
As you would expect, the site is fully responsive and compatible with tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices to allow users to browse wherever and whenever they choose. Navigation is more intuitive and allows users to browse over 4,000 products, as well as gain access to high-value content such as product brochures, datasheets, how-to videos, answers to frequently asked questions and much, much more.
Page loading is faster than ever, and the new site has been optimized for low bandwidth connections, so you can connect from anywhere on any device without compromising the loading time or content quality. Take a look.
This new functionality allows customers to add products and accessories of interest to their personal Quote Cart. Once the quote cart is submitted, our sales department will receive the enquiry in real-time and quickly create accurate, personalised quotations. This will reduce response time and increase the accuracy of our quotations, ensuring customers gain access to the information they need quicker than ever before.
See the Quote Cart in action:
Service and Support Sections
Following your feedback, we decided to split Service and Support into two separate sections to make them easier to find and share the respective information.
We’re proud to be “the civil engineering testing partner you can trust”. And to emphasize this, we have created a new Blog area where our specialists will share their expertise, knowledge and insights relating to our industry, and factors affecting it.
We’d like to encourage all materials testing specialists to head over to this new area of the site and explore this section. It’s been specifically designed to improve your testing efficiency while keeping users abreast of the latest developments and innovations in this very specialised industry. And if you have any ideas or suggestions for future Blog topics, please share these with us. Discover all the latest Blog posts.
We’ve restructured and simplified the Resource section to make it easier to navigate and find what you’re looking for:
Collectively, our three global brands — CONTROLS, IPC Global and Wykeham Farrance — offer the largest range of laboratory and on-site precision testing equipment across the industry. Our Testing Solutions pages will show you how our brands can meet all your project requirements, from quality control to cutting-edge research. Check out our Testing solutions here:
You can easily search and find products thanks to a simple three-level search facility allowing you to drill down to the desired products quickly, whether you are an expert or new to the materials testing industry.
This will lead you to a summary page with all the available systems that meet your criteria. Each step contains a brief description as well as a list of all available products. In addition, a side menu makes sure that you can view all product categories at all times, all the while enabling you to click on the product image to drill down for further information.
We have also completely redesigned our product pages to give you access to all the relevant product information in a visual and organized way.
The last section of the Product page identifies Related Products to your search criteria - all the products that are closely related to the selected products, allowing you to request a quote faster and more easily than previously.