Careful planning maintains production during upgrade and extension

Detailed understanding of all aspects of production at our client’s plant in Indonesia enabled operations to continue throughout renovation an extention.
Production line personal care products

Work impacts all areas of operations including utilities

We were awarded the conceptual design on the basis of our approach and how we intended to solve the technical issues. It was crucial to maintain production while undertaking the renovation and extension which affected all areas of the operation.

As well as upgrading and extending the production area, the project included extension and reorganisation of the warehouse, replacement of the electrical system and upgrade for waste water treatment. The decision to re-use and re-furbish the existing structure rather than start from scratch saved time and avoided impact on production capabilities.

Detailed logistical engineering and teamwork were key factors for success

"To plan the work, we used an approach which is similar to process engineering and encompasses logistics.” explained Wybe de Jager, Technical Director, Buildings and Industry South East Asia. "As a team effort with experts in Germany and Indonesia, we worked out the flows of people, products and waste in great detail and explored all the alternatives before reaching a solution."

The result, achieved as a joint collaboration with our client, enabled production to continue during the work and has resulted in a more efficient process at the refurbished plant.

Wybe de JagerTechnical Director, Buildings and Industry South East Asia, Royal HaskoningDHV

Project facts

  • Client
    Producer of skin care products
  • Location
  • Challenge
    Upgrading and extending a factory while maintaining production
  • Solution
    Re-using and re-furbishing existing structure saved time and avoided impact on production capabilities
Patrick Ramakers - Global Business Development & Associate Director


Global Business Development & Associate Director