Luxury Paint and Wallpaper Manufacturer Farrow & Ball Undergoes Wireless Makeover with Aerohive

Sunnyvale, Calif. and London, England — September 2, 2015 — Aerohive Networks ® (NYSE: HIVE) today announced that Farrow & Ball, the UK-based premium paint and wallpaper manufacturer, has selected Aerohive’s Wi-Fi solution to underpin Farrow & Ball’s growing mobile workforce, in a move to improve its overall customer experience.

With over 54 sites worldwide, Farrow & Ball has started to implement Aerohive’s cloud-based, controller-less solution at its UK Head Office and manufacturing site in Dorset, with a view to roll out the solution to its retail showrooms and distribution sites in the UK and internationally.

News Facts

  • Chosen for its secure and flexible architecture, Aerohive demonstrated its Wi-Fi coverage capabilities across difficult locations that had previously been a challenge for Farrow & Ball. Since implementing Aerohive, the manufacturer has documented an 80% reduction in incidents previously raised due to lack of Wi-Fi availability.
  • Services running across the new Aerohive solution include: internal Wi-Fi to support administration and in-house processes, secure guest Wi-Fi for visitors and cloud control for improved remote access and management. This will open up new opportunities for Farrow & Ball to improve its customer experience, as part of the brand’s wider consumer engagement plan.
  • Through this relationship, Farrow & Ball has the ability to increase productivity and efficiency as it continues to face growing expectations regarding customer service levels.
  • Founded in 1946, Farrow & Ball has received double digit growth year on year for the past 10 years and continues to seek innovative partners that achieve high levels of customer service and growing demands for next day delivery.

Comments

“The next-day delivery window has grown smaller and smaller and any competitive customer-facing organization needs to be able to ensure all of its operations are communicating effectively to meet this need.” said Paul Dryden, head of IT, Farrow & Ball. “As a business, our legacy solution proved ineffective in helping us to adapt to this rapidly evolving market. By selecting Aerohive, we have been able to easily set up its solution across our sites, subsequently experiencing seamless connectivity instantly. With everything running smoothly behind the scenes, we can provide our customers with the highest quality products in a shorter space of time.”

“Farrow & Ball is a renowned British brand with a great reputation and international presence and maintaining this presence is a top priority for them. It is essential that organizations implement the right solutions in the right place to be able to adapt quickly,” said Raif Mehmet, regional sales director, Aerohive Networks. “This is the start of a great relationship and we are looking forward to supporting Farrow & Ball as it continues to grow internationally.”

About Farrow & Ball

At Farrow & Ball, we make unmatchable paints and wallpapers. Ever since we were founded by paint pioneers John Farrow and Richard Ball, their passion for producing paint using only the finest ingredients and age-old production methods has remained at the heart of Farrow & Ball, right through to today. Our sumptuous paint colours are made using high levels of rich pigments to original recipes and our wallpapers are hand crafted using our own paints and traditional printing methods. We make everything at our factory in Dorset, England, home to Farrow & Ball since its beginnings. Each and every batch is subjected to scrupulous testing to ensure that our Elephant’s Breath is no Dead Salmon and our wallpapers retain their uniquely tactile texture. Farrow & Ball products are available from showrooms and stockists around the world and www.farrow-ball.com.

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