Westcoast is the UK’s largest privately owned IT distribution company and distributes leading IT & mobile brands to a broad range of resellers, retailers and office product dealers in the UK & Ireland. In the last 10 years Westcoast has expanded rapidly becoming the number 1 UK distributor for many of their vendors including HP, Toshiba, Samsung and many more. Westcoast’s revenues have seen a sharp increase over the decade with yearly revenues over £1.5 billion.

“We needed a new search engine to give our users better results when searching our catalogue of 250,000 products; we knew that Elasticsearch was the solution for us but complicated integrations into our site and internal systems meant an out-of-the-box installation would not suffice. Flax’s experience and expertise got us up and running quickly with a bespoke solution providing connections to our systems and a custom control panel for us to administer the system.”

Nick Gushlow, Senior Developer

Flax and Westcoast gave a presentation about the project at the London Elasticsearch Meetup.