Logistics and Distribution

Keeping products moving

Supply Chain Facilities and Systems for Fast-Moving Consumer Goods, Retail and Ethical Products

Speed of delivery, rapid stock movement and added value in the supply chain, are all ways that our customers stay ahead of their competition. Lorien assists in this endeavour through the design and construction management of product staging, local warehousing, regional and national distribution centres.

The type of products we have experience with is wide. They include short shelf-life food products, made and distributed daily; ambient food and drinks; automotive components and assemblies; retail houseware and clothing; ethical pharmaceuticals and pharmacy products.

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Our engineers support clients in the establishment of new facilities and the adaptation of existing facilities to meet new needs, including change to quality and regulatory controls. In particular we offer solutions for:

  • Regional and national distribution centres
  • Factory in-bound materials storage and dispensing
  • Out-bound product staging and network local stock holding
  • Network supply
  • Site selection review
  • Specialist distribution including cold chain
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In a market where speed of delivery is crucial, slick project execution is absolutely fundamental to success.

Phil Colquhoun, Projects and Building Director

Complete project life-cycle coverage

Lorien project teams deliver Consultancy Services, Concept and Pre-Investment Studies, all the way through to detailed facility design and construction management. We are our client’s project partners from the start to the end of the project cycle, and beyond. We also offer advice and remodelling services for legacy systems and facilities, and lead performance improvement programmes to drive up efficiency, and drive down cost.



  • Facility and System surveying, with dilapidation reporting
  • Process improvement programmes
  • Technical and safety compliance assessment and remediation


  • Strategic analysis and consultancy
  • Network analysis and assessment
  • Facility Masterplan
  • MHE / Automation concept and selection


  • Facility design (civil, structural, architectural, services)
  • Facility planning permission submission support
  • MHE, automation and plant utilities design and integration
  • Contract and cost management, project management


  • CDM design services as principal designer / advisor
  • CDM construction services as principal contractor / advisor
  • Machine safety, system functional safety, ATEX / DSEAR

Full Spectrum of Logistics and Distribution Applications

The team here at Lorien cover all of your consultancy, engineering and project management needs, bring all of your service needs for logistics and distribution infrastructure projects under one roof.

  • Conventional racking and block stores
  • Automated warehouses
  • Non-palletised automated storage & retrieval
  • Pick face automation, goods-to-person etc.
  • AGV systems
  • Load make-up, dispatch buffer systems
  • Trailer unloading systems 
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Full Spectrum of Consultancy and Project Services

Lorien can provide all of your consultancy, engineering and project management needs for logistics and distribution infrastructure projects, and more.

We have a multi-disciplined team of specialists able to take projects from concept to construction.

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Some project examples:

Ethical Products Distributor, Project Aim – A strategic review of the NDC and RDC approach to expand sales volumes, reduce costs and to enable more direct sales as part of a 12-year masterplan​

Large multinational retailer: Project Aim: The client was taking over two Distribution Centres and required Programme Management through to CDM Site Management.

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