A growing trend in the consumer products industry has been numerous options for the same type of product, each varying slightly in quality and price, but otherwise similar. This has led to significant increase in competition in the consumer products sector – and a variety of challenges to our clients.
These include finding cost-effective ways to manage operations while delivering high quality and differentiated products, uncertain demand, shifting tastes, operating at a profitable level, changing standards and regulations, and relying on the global supplier network. Along with this comes huge changes in technology, consumer preferences, sales channels, marketing approaches, barriers to entry, and supply chain and logistics strategies. At WSP, we understand these consumer product industry challenges and are able to adapt to client requirements, standards, project specifications and local conditions. From apparel and household products to health, beauty and personal care items, we have proven capability and extensive experience in engineering design and implementation of projects encompassing a wide range of consumer products and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG).
Our team can provide you with both technical and managerial expertise and the experience needed to deliver optimal and cost-effective solutions, based on the latest industry technologies, efficiency, and regulatory standards. We have achieved exceptional results in both greenfield and brownfield project environments, while ensuring that the highest level of health, safety and regulatory standards is treated as top priority.
Innovative ways to address your challenges
We understand that changing product trends and process optimisation remain the drivers to improved margins and market share. Consumer product and FMCG companies worldwide are reassessing and upgrading their facilities as well as seeking innovative ways to address these challenges head-on. We offer clients a diversified skill set, specialist knowledge and holistic integrated solutions encompassing all engineering disciplines, thereby offering a single point of responsibility. As well as offering local expertise in the UK, we pride ourselves on being able to assist clients with their global project needs from our offices worldwide, providing you with the benefit of international best practices and suitability to local constraints, conditions and regulations, while remaining sensitive to budgetary requirements.
We know clients desire a ‘one-stop-shop’ approach, and our depth of knowledge enables us to provide this, from initial strategy and planning through to design and implementation of complete facilities in terms of processes, utilities and plants/buildings. Some of our services include:
- Strategy development and site master planning
- Pre-feasibility and feasibility studies
- Layout development in accordance with cGMP
- Process, mechanical, electrical, and automation engineering and design
- Filling and packaging line design
- Materials handling systems design
- Aseptic design
- Specialist warehouse and distribution centre design (including cold stores)
- Plant and energy optimisation
- Health, safety and environmental assessments
- Process risk analysis (HAZOP, HAZAN, HACCP)
- Design coordination, 3D modelling and simulation throughout the entire project lifecycle
- Full project and construction management