• E-commerce growth, changing consumer requirements, and a rise in automated technology are restructuring supply chains and changing the logistics landscape in Europe
 
• Making maximum use of a site is critical with strong pressure to store and handle as many units as possible whilst being in close proximity to core markets
 
• Not only can operations save on cost of land, they can also benefit from a cut in labour and transportation cost if they build vertically as opposed to outwards, or searching for cheaper space further afield
 
• CBRE has identified two main categories of vertical solutions likely to dominate the European logistics sector; high-bay structures and multi-level warehouses
 
• The uniformity of the goods handled in an operation is identified as the main factor in deciding on one of these vertical solutions