Web news : Gore to launch new business portal for customers and retailers at ISPO 2014

Intuitive, user friendly and service oriented: W.L. Gore & Associates (Gore) is to offer its retailers, customers and consumer oriented fabrics (COF) partners a new online platform. The new business portal is to be officially launched at ISPO 2014. It provides useful information and services related to the GORE-TEX® and WINDSTOPPER® brands in ten different languages.

Gore’s COF partners will soon have a digital contact point for their print and online communications. Using the new business portal at http://portal.gorefabrics.com Gore’s partners can access a communication toolbox, web elements, a demo shop and brand guidelines. An intuitive interface means that users can easily find and download any logos, graphics, images, product information or campaign details they may need.  The portal will first be launched in English. Other language versions will then follow, including German, French, Spanish and Russian.

Easily integrated into existing websites

The demo shop is also easy to use. It provides users with valuable advice, helpful ideas and special elements that make it easy to integrate GORE-TEX® and WINDSTOPPER® products into an existing Web site or a retailer’s Web store. The ingenious thing about this portal is that these elements, or information modules, are available in different formats (pop-up, overlay, iFrame) thus making it possible to assemble the contents in a variety of ways.

Communication Toolbox

The communication toolbox provides a wide range of information about GORE-TEX® and WINDSTOPPER® products. Everything you need to know about these products is presented using powerful images, explanatory texts and detailed illustrations. The toolbox also contains information about how wearers should best care for their garments, i.e. how they should be washed and dried, as well as text modules about the GORE-TEX® “GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY™” satisfaction guarantee.

“We have revised the online offerings available to our partners because more and more of our customers and retailers want to be able to integrate information about our products and services into their own Web sites,” explains Marlene Munteanu, responsible for the digital planning and implementation of the business portal. The portal is to be further developed and progressively expanded to include other interesting features.

About W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Gore is a technology-driven company focused on discovery and product innovation. Well known for waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® fabric, the company’s portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Headquartered in the United States, Gore posts annual sales of more than $3 billion and employs more than 10,000 associates with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and China, and sales offices around the world.

In Europe, Gore started its first business operations only a few years after the Enterprise’s founding in 1958. Gore now has locations–sales offices as as well as production facilities–in the key European countries dedicated to serving the markets of all of Gore’s product divisions. Gore is one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. “100 Best Companies to Work For” lists since the rankings debuted in 1984. For several years now, Gore has also been voted one of the best workplaces in Europe and has been ranked on top workplace lists in France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Sweden.

Learn more at gore.com.

Press contact:
W.L. Gore & Associates GmbH
Aiblinger Straße 60 / D-83620 Feldkirchen-Westerham / Andreas Marmsoler
Telephone: +49 (0)8063 80 1533 / Email: andreas_marmsol@wlgore.com

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