marley electric

Hot Ideas + Cool Innovations

BOLTGROUP provided Marley Electric with a tailored design strategy and product form language to meet the needs of different users.
What We Did

Industrial Design
Market Research

Mechanical Engineering
3D CAD Modeling

Challenge

Marley made great electric wall heaters and sold them through a variety of distribution channels—electrical distributors, architecture / engineering specifiers, consumer retail, and online. Marley needed a tailored design strategy and a product form language to meet the needs of each constituent.

Marley Electric Wall Heater Consumer Matrix Diagram

Solution

BOLTGROUP started with thorough research of members in each distribution channel. The result was a discovery of consistencies and inconsistencies in the needs of specifiers and users. We realized there needed to be a strategy to meet the needs of all. The solution was two-fold. First, the products were differentiated specifically for each channel through nuance of form and the addition of features. Second, we incorporated a digital user interface and digital technology to improve the overall user experience. Further, the technology connected the heaters to new smart building systems being developed around the world. To pull it all together, BOLTGROUP created a branding / marketing strategy to tell a targeted story for each channel.

Result

The Marley Artisan Smart Series speaks directly to the architect / specifier while the Marley HT Smart Series is aimed at electrical distribution and consumer retail audiences. The industry response to these customized innovations in electric heating has been excellent.

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