GlobeSt.com: 3D Printing Shrinking Commercial Space Requirements
January 19, 2023 – BKM Capital Partners’ CEO Brian Malliet, tells GlobeSt.com, “The small-bay, light industrial landscape has been transformed over the last decade and a half as tenant demand shifted towards dynamic growth industries such as e-commerce, technology & innovation, and advanced manufacturing.
“E-commerce demand has reshaped the supply chain, which has driven demand for industrial product to new levels,” Malliet said. “As consumers demand faster delivery times, retailers require well-located and highly functional light industrial warehouses to reduce transportation costs and meet customer needs.”
He said that new technologies are driving further use of chip capabilities, such as autonomous vehicles and robotics, that now utilize light industrial spaces for their operations since many of these spaces offer flexible zoning for multiple uses, including office, assembly, warehousing, and manufacturing.
Companies capitalizing on advanced manufacturing and 3D printing are also migrating toward smaller facilities, according to Malliet, with 3D printing allowing businesses to accomplish operations in just 10,000 square feet that would previously have needed five times the space.
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