Continued globalization of the pulp, paper, and consumer products markets have Jacobs' manufacturing clients focused on cutting expenses and increasing market share by localizing their manufacturing in high growth regions of the world such as Southeast Asia, China, India, and South America. In established markets, our customers need to get more out of existing plants by replacing or upgrading facilities and moving to higher valued-added product mixes.
Jacobs' full-service capabilities make us an important partner for manufacturers, as we combine industry specific experience in design and construction of food, beverage, and consumer product facilities with expertise in international operations. Clients can rely on us for our strength in systems integration, and our ability to modernize and consolidate activities to streamline processes while allowing for future growth.
Jacobs is well-equipped to design, construct, and commission new facilities to the highest standards of energy efficiency and sustainability. Most manufacturers now seek LEED accredited professionals for their projects, and we're ready with a team that can ensure clients are getting the best long-term value solutions.