Hesco Group is an industry leader in rapidly deployable barriers. Betafence is a global perimeter security specialist. The companies joined forces in 2017 to deliver enhanced perimeter security and personal safety.
Betafence and Hesco entrusted us with sensitive and confidential information and asked us to realise their concept for a press release website announcing the Betafence acquisition of Hesco Group.
The website design concept and content was put together by the companies’ in house marketing teams. We interpreted this into a responsive design using a parallax effect on images to give the page a sense of depth and adding a swipeable gallery to showcase the respective companies’ products. We also added downloadable documents so the full press release could be circulated in French, English and Arabic.
As a sensitive announcement, Betafence and Hesco required global access for their team to amend content and provide feedback. We were able to achieve this with ease thanks to Drupal’s exceptional permissions system, which meant we could implement an attractive login screen to take users directly to the content management interface.
We added an additional layer of security by password protecting the website at server level. We worked with the companies' hosting provider to ensure a smooth, timed launch. The website was published successfully just moments before the acquisition was announced.