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GUIDE Service Profile : Location Consulting and Incentives Consulting

Buck Consultants International, The Netherlands
Executive Summary

René Buck has established since 1985 a large, independent location consulting practice with a focus primarily, but not exclusively, on European projects.  It competes mainly with other European location consultants, but does work beyond Europe.  Based in the Netherlands, with almost 70 professionals, it has several international branch offices and a network of alliances with other firms in this niche, such as to provide greater capabilities in particular specialties or geographic areas.  A recent focus has been to develop greater capabilities for project support in Asia.

The company provides services in this niche both to corporate investors and to some of the leading investment promotion agencies, which contributes to familiarity with the current investment conditions and incentives in many locations for greater efficiency.

René Buck has been a frequent speaker on the subject of investment trends in Europe and the location selection process for investment projects at events such as CoreNet Global (formerly IDRC) summits.  The firm also performs research work to track projects in Europe and investment trends in general.

It should not be confused with the human resources consulting firm of Buck Consultants, which may be familiar to some investors in the US and elsewhere.

Contact information

 

René J. Buck                (link to Biographic Profile)

President, BCI

Buck Consultants International

Kerkenbos 10-31

P.O. Box 1456

6501 BL Nijmegen, The Netherlands

TEL   (+011)31 24 379 0222

FAX  (+011)31 24 379 0120

e-mail : rene.buck@bciglobal.com

 

Alternate contacts :  general enquiries   bci@bciglobal.com

Wim Pijpers, VP Marketing                    

Marcel Stuve, VP Corporate Strategies & Logistics

Paul Bleumink, VP Logistics & Economic Development

Jacques van Dinteren, VP Economic Dev. & Real Estate

 

Website : www.bciglobal.com

 

Scope of Services - refer to the company website for details

Some of the services focus on the corporate side of this market :

  •  Corporate real estate strategy and site selection
  •  Supply chain analysis and logistics advice
  •  Transport, logistics, and infrastructure projects

Other services relate more to the needs of area representatives (investment promotion and economic development) and corporate real estate professionals :

  •  Investment programs and strategies to attract foreign enterprises
  •  Economic development analysis and programs
  •  Strategies for real estate development
Biographic Information
  •  René J. Buck
  •  Wim Pijpers - not yet available
  •  Marcel Stuve - not yet available
  •  Jacques van Dinteren - not yet available
  •  Paul Bleumink - not yet available

 

Specialties : Types of projects - Highlights of unique service capabilities

Information not available at this time.  A description of their approach to corporate real estate strategy and site selection, including an example of a European call center projects, is available at

http://www.bciglobal.com/activities/B1Links_item1.htm

Illustrative project summaries -

Information not available at this time, beyond the call center project example mentioned at left on their website

Illustrative client list -

Refer to their website, such as the following list of corporate real estate and site selection clients :

http://www.bciglobal.com/TrackRecord//C1links_item1.htm

The list does not identify when such services were performed, or the scope of work, but includes services to many prominent multinational companies.  Similarly, the company has done work for many leading investment promotion agencies in Europe.

Other related services of the firm - not applicable.  Unlike accounting, tax, or general management consultancy firms which offer a wide variety of other services, Buck is specialized in this niche and just teams up with specialists at other firms for specific project requirements beyond their own capabilities.
Alliances with other firms - cooperates in the US with the Wadley-Donovan Group, and in the UK with DEGW, which specializes in corporate facilities planning as well as urban planning.  There are also other alliances related to logistics work and economic development.  See their website. Feedback from participants or clients - not available at this time

This would be selective feedback from executives with direct experience working with the service provider.  We do not propose to publish all such feedback, but may quote such feedback when authorized to do so by the executive involved, and when the comments seem appropriately reliable and relevant to other executives.

Relationship Disclosure

Buck Consultants participates in the SICR service on the same basis as proposals made to other consultants.  This is a non-exclusive and independent, success-fee relationship to get to know their capabilities better and thereby be well-prepared to introduce their services as appropriate to executives in North America who might otherwise be unaware of their existence and the value of their capabilities.  Service proposals are agreed directly between Buck Consultants and their clients.

Relationship leader at GDI Solutions for potential clients :

If you contact them directly, please let René Buck know how you found them !

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