Construction

Construction

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Senior Partner
München Office, Zentraleuropa
+49 89 9230-8372
Split markets

Booming Asia, slowing Europe

Reaching capital and cost efficiency are the main goals when it comes to real estate management and facility services. Faced with highly saturated markets in many countries, realizing economics of scale and efficiency gains are on the top of every CEO's agenda.

At Roland Berger, we are equipped with the necessary toolkit to help you reach your financial goals. Our renowned expertise and broad experience encompass both undertaking performance improvements and restructuring projects, making us an ideal partner when it comes to securing business.

We expect startups to be a significant driver of the digital disruption. We understand their perspective. Our Startup Radar Construction provides the first overview of an industry in the midst of transformation.

"There is no alternative to digitization - this also applies to the construction business."
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Kai-Stefan Schober
Senior Partner
München Office, Zentraleuropa
Construction Materials and Supply

If producing or supplying construction materials is your business, you know that remaining profitable has become more challenging than ever before. Technological advancements on the development of new building materials and manufacturing processes have resulted in increasingly fierce competition amongst existing and well established market leaders.

We support our clients by enabling them to become technological leaders that create the construction materials of tomorrow and possess innovative, potentially disruptive business models. In addition, we don’t just look at the product itself, but also at the way it is sourced, assembled, and produced: an intelligent and interconnected production process—Industry 4.0—is key to our consulting approach. Our strong ties to renowned experts from the market, industry associations, universities, and financial institutions guarantee that our clients will be able to implement innovative, yet feasible solutions.

Retail/Builders Merchants and DIY Market for Construction

Customer preferences and global supply chains are shifting. The set-up of effective buying centers, as well as the smart integration of inbound purchasing and outbound sales processes, is crucial for survival to many retail and DIY construction companies.

Our consulting approach is based on two basic principles: know your customer and optimize your cost structure. By following this approach, we have gathered valuable project experience in strengthening online-based sales channels and increasing marketing efficiency as well as reducing working capital, optimizing purchasing processes, and managing supply chains and logistics.

Construction and Civil Engineering

Traditional growth opportunities for companies in the construction and civil engineering segment have largely vanished. Today, mastering cost and time efficiency at the building site has become the first priority. In addition, market leaders are seeking to expand their business by investing in M&A activities and bundling shared resources across their often decentralized and scattered organizations.

At Roland Berger, we equip our clients with the ideas and tools they need to sustain their market position within this changing environment. Be it through our expertise in developing digitally connected building sites, integrating Building Information Modeling (BIM) into the planning process, undertaking a buy-side or vendor due diligence and consolidating business units during a post-merger integration phase, or setting up Shared Service Centers, consider us a reliable partner in identifying new growth opportunities.

Construction Machinery and Automation

Whereas previously the market for construction machinery was not especially influenced by external trends, the effects of digitization and automation are now changing the entire industry. When it comes to construction, machines are required to communicate and interact with other machines and to integrate seamlessly into a fully automated value creation process.

We support our clients in taking profits from this transformation process. At Roland Berger, our cross-industry expertise in the field of digitization enables us to integrate best practices for automation into the context of construction. We understand that the building site of tomorrow will also rely on flying drones and 3D-printers.

Real Estate and Facility Management

Reaching capital and cost efficiency are the main goals when it comes to real estate management and facility services. Faced with highly saturated markets in many countries, realizing economics of scale and efficiency gains are on the top of every CEO's agenda.

At Roland Berger, we are equipped with the necessary toolkit to help you reach your financial goals. Our renowned expertise and broad experience encompass both undertaking performance improvements and restructuring projects, making us an ideal partner when it comes to securing business.

Our experts
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Senior Partner
München Office, Zentraleuropa
+49 89 9230-8372
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Senior Partner, Head of Civil Economics, Energy & Infrastructure, Chemicals & Pharma
München Office, Zentraleuropa
+49 89 9230-8185
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Senior Partner, Managing Partner Nordics
Stockholm Office, Nordeuropa
+46 8 410438-91
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Partner
Büro Amsterdam, Westeuropa
+31 20 7960-600
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Senior Partner, Managing Partner United Kingdom
London Office, Westeuropa
+44 20 3075-1100
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Partner
Moscow Office, Russia
+7 495 2257-6450
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Senior Partner, Managing Partner Switzerland
Büro Zürich, Zentraleuropa
+41 79 792-7374
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Principal
Düsseldorf Office, Zentraleuropa
+49 69 29924-6193
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Senior Partner
Paris Office, Westeuropa
+33 1 5367-0983
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Senior Partner
Paris Office, Westeuropa
+33 1 5367-0936
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Senior Partner
München Office, Zentraleuropa
+49 89 9230-8372
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