Industrial + Manufacturing



Driving Success

From the start, we have created innovative automotive facilities and processes that spur efficiency.

Ghafari opened our doors in 1982 to bring new levels of quality and innovation to automotive facilities. Inspired by the complexity we observed in the field, we pioneered streamlined approaches and technological applications to help auto clients advance efficiency, elevate safety, and accelerate delivery. Today, we are recognized as the leading EAC firm for the auto industry and continue to find new ways of supporting the field using lean methodologies and 6 Sigma principles. Our work has led to breakthroughs in efficiency and sustainability, including the world's first and largest automotive manufacturing plant to receive LEED Gold Certification.

Market Services

  • Asset Management
  • Business Process Design and Evaluation
  • Discrete Event Simulation
  • Energy Use and Alternative Energy Strategy Development
  • Facility Assessment Analysis
  • Facility Network Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
    • Cost Management
    • Growth Planning
  • Internal Operations Planning and Industrial Engineering
    • Finished Goods Material Handling
    • Inventory Levels
    • Material Flow and Value Stream Mapping
    • Packaging Equipment
    • Process Equipment
    • Order Fulfillment
    • Raw Material Handling
  • Lean Manufacturing Consulting
  • Operational Due Diligence
  • Productivity Improvement
  • Risk Assessment
  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Sustainability
  • Technology Assessment
  • Transportation Analysis
Process Engineering
  • Conveyor Systems Design
  • Material Handling Applications Design
  • Packaging and Containerization
  • Paint Finishing Systems Design
  • Process Controls
Engineering and Architecture
  • Architecture and Interior Design
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Facility Programming and Planning
  • Fire Protection and Plumbing Engineering
  • ICT and Security Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Site Master Planning
  • Structural Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Design-Build Delivery
  • Equipment Set and Tooling Installation Support
  • Lump Sum and GMax Delivery
  • Owner’s Representation
  • Pre-Construction Cost / Benefit Analysis
  • Program and Project Management

Facility Types

  • Administrative Buildings
  • Assembly Plants
  • Body Shops
  • Casting Plants
  • Corporate and Support Buildings
  • Data Centers
  • Dynamometers
  • Energy Centers
  • Fluid Fill Tank Farms
  • Paint Shops
  • Powertrain Plants
  • Production and Support Facilities
  • Research and Development Facilities
  • Retail Service Centers
  • Security Buildings
  • Stamping Plants
  • Test Tracks and Labs
  • Utility Centers
  • Vehicle Shipping Facilities
  • Warehouse and Logistics Facilities

Systems + Operations

  • Building Enclosure and Exterior Architecture
  • Building Framing Systems
  • Building Utility Systems
  • Conveyor Systems
  • Interior Architecture Systems
  • Material Flow
  • Material Handling Equipment Systems and Operations
  • Paint Finishing Systems
  • Process Equipment Systems and Operations
  • Vehicle and Pedestrian Traffic Flow Systems

Select Clients

  • BMW
  • Delphi Automotive
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Ford
  • General Motors
  • Honda
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Nissan
  • Toyota
  • Valeo
  • Visteon
  • ZF

Market Resources

Market Specialists

Mike Durand
Vice President
Matt Kraft
Vice President
Mike Ryan
Senior Vice President
Mike Scimeca
Executive Vice President
Mike Swiatkowski
Senior Vice President