Turbine Kreuzberg develops global product platform for Swiss Krono

Press Release

  • Platform creates uniform brand presence in all markets around the world
  • Unification of product ranges and bundling of all activities worldwide

Berlin - 29.10.2019 - On behalf of the international wood-based materials producer Swiss Krono Group, the Berlin-based digital agency Turbine Kreuzberg has developed a global platform for presenting its product portfolio. With the unified brand presence, the traditional company is making an important innovation and thus taking an important step towards digital transformation.

Uniform brand presence with global appeal
The new product platform of Swiss Krono presents all product lines of the eight largely independent national companies. The entire product range can be viewed across regional borders and, following standardisation of the product data, will in future be centrally maintained, so that marketing measures for the introduction of new product lines can also be centrally controlled. In this way, the national companies benefit from the synergy effects in data maintenance, while at the same time the umbrella brand Swiss Krono gains greater visibility and radiance.

"The product platform makes an important contribution to bringing our national companies together under the umbrella brand Swiss Krono Group", explains Fabian Koelliker, Head of Group Marketing of the Swiss Krono Group. "With it, we are setting the course for remaining among the world leaders in our industry in the future and in times of digital change, while at the same time preserving the independence of the organisations in our various markets".

Flexible B2B platform with B2C-UX
The platform presents the products of Swiss Krono in the three categories Interiors, Flooring and Building Materials and focuses on a user-friendly and informative presentation. The UX design is similar to an online shop and is therefore aimed not only at business but also at end customers. Users can create an account, manage watch lists and request samples. In addition, there is a configurator that allows products to be individually adapted according to format, thickness, decor and color. However, the product platform does not replace the company's traditionally grown sales structures, which are based on an extensive local dealer network. All Swiss Krono distribution partners can be researched and found via the dealer search on the platform.

Successive rollout in all markets
The realisation was preceded by a relaunch of the joint umbrella brand Swiss Krono. The aim was to standardize and merge the product range in order to achieve higher sales, while at the same time taking into account the extensive independence of the national companies and maintaining their room for maneuver. Against this background, Turbine Kreuzberg implemented the brand consolidation online and took over the digital strategic planning, the conception and design of the platform as well as its technological implementation. Since going live, the product platform has been rolled out successively in the eight different markets of the national companies.

Swiss Krono Platform: SwissKrono.com

About Turbine Kreuzberg
Turbine Kreuzberg is a digital agency with high technological expertise. As a consulting and implementation partner, the company develops future-oriented product platforms, marketplaces and individual applications and optimizes digital platforms. With strategy, technology and design Turbine Kreuzberg helps companies and corporate start-ups to successfully exploit the opportunities of digital change. An agile company, Turbine Kreuzberg employs more than 100 people at its locations in Berlin, Stuttgart, Leipzig and Faro (Portugal). Further information is available at www.turbinekreuzberg.com.

About Swiss Krono
Swiss Krono Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of wood-based materials. The company stands for sustainable and innovative solutions in the business areas Interiors, Flooring and Building Materials. Founded in 1966 as a family business, the group of companies today employs 5,100 people. In the 2017/2018 business year, the company generated sales of CHF 2.0 billion. In addition to the Swiss plant in Menznau, the company has production facilities in France, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Ukraine, Russia and the USA. The group's products are sold in over 120 countries worldwide. https://www.swisskrono.com