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History

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.

Key Events:

1946   H. E. Fortna Brothers Inc. opens in Reading, PA selling handtrucks and parts out of a small one-room office.

1954   H. E. Fortna Brothers Inc. begins adding forklift trucks and conveyors to its product line.

1988   Fortna is purchased by Peter Counihan, currently Fortna’s Chairman.  He moves the company away from forklifts to focus on conveying equipment and installation.

1992   Fortna continues to evolve to meet customer needs by becoming a full-service integrator of complete materials handling systems.

1995   Recognizing an industry need for reliable, flexible and scalable Warehouse Control Software, Fortna unveils FortnaPlus™.

2002   Fortna’s engineers develop FortnaDCmodeler™, a powerful data analysis tool to more rapidly process millions of lines of data, strengthening Fortna’s design capabilities. 

1997 - 2004   Fortna continues to grow, opening offices in Nashville, TN, Cleveland, OH and Atlanta, GA.

2006   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.

2009   Fortna opens Latin American offices in Colombia, Venezuela and Panama City to better serve our Andean Region clients.

2010   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 is recognized by industry experts:

            100 Great Supply Chain Partners – Supply Chain Brain
            Supply and Demand Chain Executive 100
            Supply Chain Company of the Year – Finalist – MACOC
            
Supply Chain Professional of the Year (John White) – Finalist – MACOC

2011   Fortna acquires South-African based LGA Logistics Consultants and establishes the base of operations for the EMEA region. Fortna continues to receive industry awards and honors in support of its work in helping clients deliver on their business promises:

           100 Great Supply Chain Partners - Supply Chain Brain
           Supply and Demand Chain Executive Pros to Know
           Supply and Demand Chain Executive Top 100 Supply Chain Projects
           Manhattan Associates' MVP Partner

2012   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.

           100 Great Supply Chain Partners - Supply Chain Brain
           Supply and Demand Chain Executive Pros to Know
           Supply and Demand Chain Executive Top 100 Supply Chain Projects
           Manhattan Associates' MVP Partner

2013   Fortna opens offices in Tampa, FL, Fayetteville, AR, and South Africa.  Fortna continues to invest in Research & Development to drive efficient service delivery and WCS improvements.  Fortna receives six honors and awards including:

           100 Great Supply Chain Partners - Supply Chain Brain
           Supply and Demand Chain Executive Pros to Know
           Supply and Demand Chain Executive Top 100 Supply Chain Projects
           Manhattan Associates' MVP Partner