Supporting Africa’s industrial modernization, PLANNING has developed and refined its capabilities in designing and delivering industrial and distribution facilities specifically designed to cater for the country and region’s fast-paced changes in technology, consumer demands, and supply chain dynamics. In each one of our industrial and distribution projects, flexibility and adaptability are crucial drivers. We seek to structure spaces that can easily accommodate layout changes and new technologies that allow businesses to remain agile and responsive to evolving needs.
We have also combined into our industrial practice, robust and bold sustainability measures that include the use of renewable energy sources such as solar roof arrays, rainwater recycling off the typically vast roof surface, green materials, and energy-efficient systems; all as a priority. Sustainable warehouses and factories aim to reduce their environmental footprint and operational costs while meeting strict energy standards. We have and are adopting Industry 4.0 practices in our industrial delivery strategy, particularly the incorporation and consideration for the integration of robotics, automated material handling systems, and smart technologies to enhance efficiency, productivity, and safety.
The growth of e-commerce in Kenya and wider African continent is driving a shift in warehouse design to cater to efficient last-mile delivery. Strategically located and connected warehouses and distribution centers are becoming more prevalent to ensure quicker delivery times and reduced transportation costs.