Bringing the project to life

Processes, logistics, architecture and IT as a one entity

The master planning for site extensions, site conversions or completely new constructions is followed by the concept design. Our approach in this phase is to treat the production, logistics and IT processes as a whole system.


In the concept design phase we bring the project to life: we generate a concept of how it may look, taking into consideration your corporate design as well as sustainability aspects. The focus is always on optimising processes while ensuring safe and efficient working conditions for the staff.

Factories, production plants and logistics facilities are always complex buildings, which the interdisciplinary teams at io-consultants treat as one entity right from the beginning. We do not stop at asking how a product is manufactured, but also take a close look at the space and the conditions in and under which it is produced. Nor do we consider building and process technology as separate entities – we see them as ‘organs’ within a symbiotic unit. Read more about our philosophy here.

We are the partner of choice for construction projects. Our clients can leave these entirely in our hands, and rest assured that they are free to concentrate on their core business. As lead consultants, our architects and construction experts pool process know-how and logistics and IT expertise to connect all the project interfaces – from the TBE to building physics, statics, and fire protection.

Your added value from the concept design with io-consultants

Nowadays, work quality and employee safety are extremely important issues that are always part and parcel of our planning activities. This ensures safer and better conditions for you, with the following added value:

  • Cost containment: Considering the system as one entity is more efficient and enables us to develop customised solutions.
  • Future-proofing: Our planning always includes the consideration of future expansion options.
  • Approval capability: For us, intelligent planning includes involving the authorities at an early stage.
  • Optimised and efficient working conditions: Hygiene, ergonomics, and occupational safety represent increasingly demanding aspects and regulations that companies must comply with. When planning personnel and material flows, we consider all applicable legal building directives as well as any regulatory and approval issues related to the processes.

Depending on the project, the concept design can include the basic evaluation and preliminary design according to service phases 1 and 2 of the German Official Scale of Fees for Services by Architects and Engineers (“HOAI”).

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Ansprechpartner Architektur: Jeremy Hotchkiss
Jeremy Hotchkiss Partner Phone: +49 (0) 62 21 / 379-224

About io‑consultants

io-consultants provides integrated consulting, design and planning services for production, logistics and supply chain management, as well as for architecture and IT projects. Since our launch in 1958, we have been helping our clients improve their supply and value chain with a wide range of services: from developing ideas into strategies to implementing complex industry projects as a lead consultant.