Project Description

Background

Warming homes since 1890, Valor Fireplaces is a leader in revolutionizing radiant heat gas fireplaces with cutting edge technology and distinctive designs. Their fireplaces are sold and installed throughout the United States and Canada.

Challenges

With a growing population of non-native English speaking residents in both its home town of Vancouver and throughout the rest of North America, Valor decided to expand the language options on its website, which consisted of English and French, to include both Traditional and Simplified Chinese and Spanish. Supporting these additional languages would be a very costly undertaking to its IT team.

Solution

Valor selected Web Lite to set up the hosting infrastructure and translate its site. Valor uses Web Lite’s on-demand service to synchronize and translate new content.

Results

Valor initially selected Web Lite to create their Simplified and Traditional Chinese websites. After the successful launch of the two websites, Valor went ahead to launch its Spanish website, and eventually decided to scrap its existing French website and move all its content to the Web Lite hosting platform. Other than some minor tweaks to the English source pages, the work involved for Valor’s IT team was to add the additional language options to the site.

Whenever new content is added or existing content is changed, synchronizing the other four languages is as simple as firing off an email to Web Lite. Web Lite takes care of ensuring the French, Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese on the Valor website is an exact match to the English site.

”Since working with Web Lite on our original Chinese translations we have had nothing but positive experiences throughout any and all projects. Whether it be a quick phone call or email, any of our requests or concerns are quickly dealt with and the exchanges are always positive. We are very happy to have established our relationship with Web Lite and look forward to working with them well into the future.”
Brandon, ””
Highlights

Location : Vancouver, Canada

Business : fireplace manufacturer

Target languages :

  • Simplified/Traditional Chinese, French, Spanish

Services provided :

  • Initial website creation
  • on-demand content synchronization

Website: Valor Fireplaces website