OverviewHexpol is a world-leading polymers group with strong global market presence. They are premier supplier to the automotive and engineering industry. The entire Hexpol Group has approximately 4,200 employees in eleven countries. They have been a Laketec customer for over 7 years with the North American headquarters located in Burton Ohio.
Hexpol is a shining example of the Laketec portfolio being brought to bear within one network. We have worked closely with their exiting IT staff to fully deploy an Avaya phone system including video capabilities, a secure wireless network, next gen firewalls, and edge switching. We thank the Hexpol team for being an “All In” customer.
Initially Hexpol turned to Laketec to support our Avaya Communications Manager systems in our headquarters and 6 other locations throughout North America. Their superior performance and knowledgeable staff prompted us to give them an opportunity to bid, and ultimately win, our business as we migrated to the Avaya IP Office platform, which was the most cost effective way to standardize our voice infrastructure across the board. We have been very pleased with that transition. Further we were educated on other areas of communications that Laketec was proficient at. Wireless access was a critical need for our organization. We then entered into plans to have Aruba Access Points configured, and installed in our facilities. Further the requirements of NAFTA are stringent which caused us to look at our firewall configuration that needed shored up. As a result we turned to Laketec to design and implement a rock solid solution. As a result they implemented Palo Alto to give us what we wanted and needed. In short, Laketec has been a partner, not a vendor for Hexpol.
Senior Network Engineer
Hexpol was in need of a Firewall refresh which we were able to accomplish on several fronts. The major areas were NAFTA compliance, internal and external customer monitoring and control, and a failover solution. This was accomplished through the placement several Palo Alto appliances. The Hexpol team was a pleasure to work with and in the end, are pleased and with their entire security platform design and performance.