Studio Logistic

Logistics Engineers


Richard Mahoney // Director
BE (mech), CMEngNZ, IntPE


Welcome to Studio Logistic

Studio Logistic is a design-focused, logistics engineering and consulting firm founded by Richard Mahoney. It specialises in logistics transformation projects, particularly warehouse and distribution centres. The studio was founded in 2019 as a sole practice, with the goal of lifting the quality of logistics facilities and operations through top notch planning, analytics, and design.

The studio is located in Hamilton, New Zealand. It employs three staff, and maintains professional relationships with other firms that allow it to scale to meet larger commitments.

While many projects are located in New Zealand, Studio Logistic works internationally, including Australia and Southeast Asia.

We are inspired by the possibility of logistics projects that deliver more than the basics - projects that clients are justifiably proud of, and that transform organisations, communities and people. We view quality education, analytics and design as the doorway to unlocking the potential of your project.


Experienced, Professional Logistics Engineers

It’s not just what we do - it’s ALL we do!

Richard is a Chartered Member of Engineering New Zealand, and a registered International Professional Engineer, with over 15 years professional experience. He is committed to the development of logistics engineering in Australasia, and has presented at a range of conferences on subjects ranging from automation and Industry 4.0, to operational simulation and analytics, to cold chain facility design.

Studio Logistic employs an approach to logistics projects that borrows what we see as best practice from the management consulting and engineering worlds. This brings the commercial acumen and business analytics of management consulting to front end project work, and the discipline and structure of engineering to design and execution. Through diverse international experience across a wide range of industries and sectors, we right size this approach to most applications.

Highlighted Experience

Delivered hundreds of thousands of square metres of new or refitted warehousing, with budgets ranging from zero capital up to $60m of logistics automation.

Helped A cold storage operator get a difficult and fast moving major project back on track in under 8 weeks, identified 1.5M of essential but unbudgeted extra work, and averted an additional $1m of cost through better design

Helped A beverages manufacturer in Thailand develop a new greenfield manufacturing site, complete with a 10 year phased expansion masterplan.

Worked with numerous apparel and FMCG retailers and distributors.

Assisted A major international airport to decongest and streamline its airside duty free and waste handling during a major terminal expansion.

Helped a client avert having to do a $20m capital project through an analytics study that proved the project wasn’t needed to achieve the results they needed

Helped A major heavy industrial client redesign the storage and material handling of a very old and congested manufacturing site with safer, automated materials handling, storage and truck loading.


We really liked your approach!

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Advanced Design Environment

We view it as our mission to make available to our clients the very best tools, technologies and practices that industry has to offer. A professional design environment offers a range of benefits, all of which point to faster, more accurate, and higher quality design work.

We design natively in 3D. We prefer BIM design environments, but work also in AutoCAD and Sketchup to suit project requirements.

Bringing stakeholders along is a key requirement of any project. We produce engineering and architectural drawing sets and visualisations / renders. Walkthroughs, fly-throughs.

We provide virtual reality for design review. This gives end users a real taste for the end product, enabling a fast feedback loop on the design iteration, and therefore quicker, better results.

Our design approach is fast, engaging, collaborative. Our 3D approach supports better safety in design review early in the project, leading to safer outcomes.

We integrate with other design professionals, saving time and cost across the project.

We can supply an option of a cloud hosted / browser based design environment. This enables sharing and review of the developing design in real time across client, stakeholders and other professionals.


Just awesome

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