Focusing on speed and efficiency
The industrial and logistics industries are powerhouses of global economic growth. Speed to market and operational excellence are all-important for these sectors, requiring a focus on efficiency gains and improving access to market through mergers, acquisitions or organic growth.
These diverse sectors face challenges from globalisation, digitisation, regulation, and business disruption from new entrants and the boom in e-commerce. They are responding by driving innovation and deploying new technologies such as 3D printing, robotics, artificial intelligence and materials science.
Electrification is paving the way for sustainable growth and reduced carbon emissions, creating new opportunities in harnessing, storing and using electricity and advancing manufacturing techniques and production facilities.
In warehousing, logistics and distribution, owners and occupiers require agile solutions to enable them to respond to rapid global demand swings and accelerating technological change. In highly automated fulfilment centres, lean factory thinking and practices are becoming the norm.
Our expertise in industrial and logistics
We support our clients in delivering high-performing facilities to meet Industry 4.0 demands. Whether advanced aircraft assembly facilities, GMP factories or traditional non-sort warehousing, we deliver to our clients’ ever-evolving needs.
Our knowledge of local markets and global trends help clients new to a geographical region establish their location. We understand how to factor service continuity, security and safety into project planning and operations.
Rapid and controlled project delivery is enabled through our procurement approaches and deployment of prefabrication, modularisation and building information modelling (BIM). Our focus on value and robust cost control maximises return on investment.
Our expertise in operational excellence means we improve efficiency, sustain improvements and grow profit within our clients' business.
Major projects and programmes
Spanning the full spectrum of industrial industries, we deliver some of the worlds leading major projects and programmes.
Working in over 50 countries – we have a network of dedicated experts with unparalleled data, insights and resources to help our industrial sector clients succeed.
We bring market leading digital tools to operate at both the portfolio and project level. Providing our customers with a single source of truth.
Learn how we have delivered a range of services to drive success in global programmes and projects, working with major players in such sectors as chemicals, food processing, logistics, aerospace and component manufacturing.
Purolator’s new logistics hub, Canada
Leading logistics company, Purolator, announced a new CAD$1 billion investment to replace its existing sortation hub in Toronto, Canada as part of its growth strategy in 2018.
The Elizabeth Line, UK
The introduction of a new east-west railway, called the Elizabeth line, delivered by the Crossrail project is a key part of the UK’s plan to maintain the capital’s place as a world-class city by supporting economic growth and maintaining the highest standards in urban transportation.
IPA Project Routemap, UK
The Infrastructure and Projects Authority’s (IPA) Project Routemap is the UK government’s methodology for setting up novel or complex projects for success, providing a collaborative way for stakeholders to work together to address gaps in project capability and ensuring best practice and learning about the most common causes of project failure.
Paccar parts distribution centre expansion, Brazil
New parts distribution centre heralds milestone in Paccar's growth.
London EV Company new production facility, Coventry
London EV Company has invested in and built a new manufacturing facility in Ansty, Coventry, able to produce more than 20,000 electric taxis and commercial vehicles per year.
iHub Derby - manufacturing focused innovation and technology park, Derby
This exciting project delivered for Derby City Council is a flagship centre piece at the heart of Infinity Park; a new manufacturing focussed innovation and technology park awarded Enterprise Park status in the East Midlands.
Industrial and logistics sectors
Supporting clients with the manufacture of large components and products, typically one off or small batch.
Delivering facilities for the manufacture of high value small size specialist components – typically for supply to industry direct, some direct to customer.
Fast-moving consumer goods
Helping clients in the fast-moving consumer goods sector – anything stocked on the shelf of a supermarket with a shelf life of more than a week – food, cosmetics, household.
Automotive, aerospace and defence
Supporting the manufacture of vehicles, sub-assemblies or parts – includes original equipment manufacturer suppliers.
Distribution and logistics
Driving solutions for the collation, storage, sortation and delivery of product – either in house, third-party or fourth-party logistics.
Industrial and logistics perspectives
Check out the latest in-depth analysis and views from our team of global experts and read our clients’ perspectives on the business trends that are shaping this rapidly evolving industrial and logistics market.
Our warehouse cost index explores these dynamic trends and, recognising cost as an increasingly important driver, our global index benchmarks the cost of warehouse construction across 66 global locations. The index has been informed by our experience in delivering facilities for leading international logistics occupiers and developers from a wide range of sectors.
Mass timber: Reducing carbon in the built environment
The role of mass timber construction in supporting global decarbonisation is in the spotlight in North America, particularly following the easing of building control limitations.
Housing and infrastructure projects underpin Hong Kong construction sector recovery
Closer collaboration between developers and suppliers will help the Hong Kong construction sector overcome ongoing supply-chain challenges and labour shortages in the years ahead.
Powering up the construction industry to accelerate EV transition
Associate Director Guillermo Martinez explains why building the factories to meet this demand requires a step change in delivery models.
Industrial and logistics services
We understand what is needed to plan and realise a project to get clients to market faster, while delivering better commercial returns, control over quality and a future proofed investment.
We bring deep expertise in risk mitigation relating to approvals, permitting, utilities, design and construction, as well as partnering, technology, process optimisation and lean construction.
Our programme expertise in the industrial and logistics sectors extends from advisory services through delivery to post-project operations, working across portfolios with diverse asset types and locations.
We bring independent advice and expertise to help navigate complexities and risks, realise asset opportunities and unlock the potential of prefabrication and modularisation to deliver project success.
Cost and commercial management
We balance clients’ market needs with robust cost control, applying our methodologies, cost models, data and market intelligence to drive cost-efficiency and value.
Procurement strategy and management
We identify the right supply chain and apply our intelligent procurement models to drive accelerated delivery timelines, maximise supply chain value and mitigate contractual risk.