From humble beginnings as a forklift provider in 1946, Fortna has evolved as our customer needs have changed and is now a multi-national provider of supply chain services.
H.E. Fortna & Bro., Inc. opens in Reading, PA selling army surplus pallet jacks out of a small one-room office.
H.E. Fortna & Bro., Inc. begins adding forklift trucks and conveyors to its product line.
Fortna is purchased by Peter Counihan, currently Fortna’s Chairman. He moves the company away from forklifts to focus on conveying equipment and installation.
Fortna continues to evolve to meet customer needs by becoming a full-service integrator of complete materials handling systems. Recognizing an industry need for reliable, flexible and scalable Warehouse Control Software, Fortna unveils FortnaPlus™.
Fortna’s engineers develop FortnaDCmodeler™, a powerful data analysis tool to more rapidly process millions of lines of data, strengthening Fortna’s design capabilities.
Fortna continues to grow, opening offices in Nashville, TN, Cleveland, OH and Atlanta, GA and adding consulting services.
Fortna significantly expands its services by merging with longtime partner, Q4 Logistics. Fortna clients continue to benefit from our fully integrated offerings and dedication to meeting their business goals.
Fortna opens Latin American offices in Colombia and Panama City to better serve our Andean Region clients.
Clients continue to rely on Fortna as the company triples in size between 2004 and 2010, in spite of the poor economy. Fortna’s client focus and breadth of services are recognized by industry experts with six awards and honors.
Fortna acquires South-African based LGA Logistics Consultants and establishes the base of operations for the EMEA region. Fortna receives six industry awards in support of its work in helping clients deliver on their business promises.
Fortna continues to invest in tools that drive innovation and justifiable solutions for its clients; Fortna announces FortnaDCmodeler® Version 3.0, a sophisticated tool that quickly analyzes years of item, order, receipt, shipment and inventory data to provide a foundation for projecting future business requirements and growth. Fortna receives seven industry awards.
Fortna opens offices in Tampa, FL and South Africa. Fortna continues to invest in Research & Development to drive efficient service delivery and WCS improvements. Fortna receives six industry awards.
Fortna opens an additional Latin American office in Mexico City, Mexico to better serve clients in the region. Fortna’s client focus and breadth of services continue to be recognized by industry experts with five awards and honors.
Fortna continues to innovate with the release of FortnaWCS™ version EV.10, a warehouse control system powerful enough to handle the complexities of today’s market and operation requirements, and the introduction of FortnaDCoptimizers™, a set of multi-dimensional models that quickly identify the best alternative among a continuum of distribution design choices.
Fortna opens offices in London, United Kingdom, Santiago, Chile and Toronto, Canada. Fortna’s client focus and breadth of services continue to be recognized by industry experts with five awards and honors.
Fortna expands their global footprint by acquiring U.K.’s The Logistics Business as well as opening a software development hub in Hanoi, Vietnam. Additionally, the company releases FortnaWES™ warehouse execution system with new and innovative capabilities that enable greater speed and flexibility in distribution operations.