information, in the absence of an agreed working relationship, remains
incomplete at this time. See former relationship
Plant Location International has been providing location
consulting services for 45 years, with an emphasis primarily on projects in
Europe, but also with some experience in Asia Pacific markets and elsewhere.
In recent years this has included US location strategy and site selection
consulting as well as services to economic development agencies.
The group was part of the PWC Consulting organization
in Belgium (a business of PricewaterhouseCoopers,
previously of Price Waterhouse). PWC Consulting was
sold to IBM, so from October 2002 PLI has become part of IBM Business
Consulting Services. PLI provides services both to corporate investors
and to many investment promotion agencies, especially in European regions.
PLI consultants are frequent speakers on the subject of
investment trends in Europe and the location selection process for
investment projects at events such as CoreNet Global (formerly IDRC)
Leader for EMEA
and Asia-Pacific, Global Location Strategies
Consulting Services, Plant Location International
Woluwedal 22 (Brussels)
(011)+32 02 416 5928 (or 5942) or + 32 475 915 832 mobile
Relationship leader at GDI Solutions for potential clients
not applicable, no working relationship at this time
routine contact maintained by
Bruce Donnelly on an informal basis
|Alliances with other firms
- While it was part of PwC Consulting in Brussels, this group formerly
collaborated for some projects with the US credits and
incentives consultants of PricewaterhouseCoopers, which is now a completely
separate firm. IBM is a major audit client of PricewaterhouseCoopers, which may
complicate any further collaboration for independence reasons
(Sarbanes-Oxley regulations). Some of the former PwC incentives
consultants left the US firm in 2004 and set up a new business, Incentis
Contact them directly for any current details
about US incentives work.
Feedback from participants or clients
- not available
In late 2001 GDI Solutions
withdrew a proposal to work with PwC-PLI after failing to reach agreement on several important conditions
about how to help introduce PLI's
capabilities on an independent basis to executives in North America.
A five year relationship as their North American sales representative ended in July 2001 (see
There is no relationship at this time other than periodic
contact as former colleagues. The prior working relationship preceded
their 2002 acquisition by IBM as part of the larger global acquisition deal
for PWC Consulting.
For explanation of their services, please contact them directly, and please also let them know
how you found them ! Standard legal severance agreement terms from PwC preclude the sharing
of any prior knowledge about their capabilities, clients, and performance.
GDI Solutions maintains a relationship in Belgium with
the original founder of Plant Location International, who sold it to Price
Waterhouse and now leads a competing service.