Global Location Strategies


Global Location Strategies

Deloitte EMEA Centre of Excellence

Global Location Strategies (GLS) is Deloitte’s EMEA Centre of Excellence for location advisory and site selection. Our multilingual team consists of highly skilled professionals with deep experience in complex globalisation challenges that corporate decision makers are facing. Which location is best fit for your future headquarter, plant, shared service, R&D lab, data centre, or other corporate facility? What are the key investment and operating variables, as well as intangible hidden costs that might influence your decision to locate your investment project? How can you optimise your existing global facilities footprint? Which location has the best fit for your talent needs? Where should you locate your critical infrastructure? Deloitte’s Global Location Strategies team offers experience and expertise to answer these and many other location related questions you may have.

With more than 3 decades of proven client value, Deloitte’s location professionals have gained deep insights into corporate location strategies. Our team has probably an unrivalled first-hand knowledge on location opportunities around the world. Deloitte clients highly value GLS’s strategic acumen, methodology, research rigour and the ability to develop solutions that work, around the globe. To complement the cross-country reach of the core team, our Brussels-based Centre of Excellence can mobilise local delivery teams in more than 150 countries worldwide. We have advised more than 175 corporations in the past decade, performing field visits in more than 250 cities on 5 continents.

What can we offer?

We assist companies throughout their site selection and footprint optimisation process: from initial location strategy development to incentive/lease negotiations and eventually facility fit-out. We also mobilise local in-country Deloitte experts in areas such as incorporation, taxation, employment law or organisational change, to ensure fully localised solutions.

Our typical clients are global multinational corporations from all types of industrial or service sectors.

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Key contacts

Elias Van Herwaarden

Director Global Location Strategy (GLS)