Flow control specialist FCX International has completed its new “portal”-style website providing a simple doorway to contacts, services and products in all of its global flow control network. FCX International companies are spread across three continents, 13 countries and 80 locations, so it was vital that the new site – www.fc-x.com – provided simple access to the multilingual sites and direct contact to key people and services. Simplicity and usability were the keys to its new site. Users can navigate very quickly between sections covering investor relations, company news, locations, group companies, products and services, careers and contacts. A frequently updated news section focuses on company news about products and projects in a huge variety of industrial sectors where process engineering is key, such as oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical, marine, nuclear and aerospace engineering. This section offers users the opportunity to join the FCX International news e-mail service to receive full colour articles direct to their desktop the moment they are published. The easily accessible individual company sites provide more detail on the products and services of each of the 18 companies which make up the group. For example the FCX Thompson Valves site allows the downloading of on-line technical brochures, such as the newly launched Maxseal solenoid valves brochure.