Entries by Mary Lynn Buckner

SupplyChainBrain Recognizes Fortna as a Great Supply Chain Partner for Tenth Consecutive Year

READING, PA (August 1, 2019) – Fortna®, The Distribution Experts®, is proud to be named a 2019 Great Supply Chain Partner by SupplyChainBrain for the tenth consecutive year.

SupplyChainBrain received hundreds of nominations during their six-month online poll. “This year’s field of nominees was competitive and inspiring – coming from all sectors of supply chain management,” said Brad Berger, Publisher, SupplyChainBrain.

Thomas H. Lee Partners Announces the Acquisition of AutoStore

Fortna investor and private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. announced on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, that it had a definitive agreement to acquire AutoStore, a Norwegian-based provider of robotics and software order fulfillment solutions to warehouses and distribution centers around the world.

At Fortna, our Clients’ interests always come first. We are dedicated to providing an unbiased, integrated solution to their business challenges. We always seek the best solution for our Clients’ needs from a broad array of vetted suppliers across the globe.

For more information read the press release or recent media coverage in Modern Materials Handling.

Fortna Continues Tradition of Charitable Donations and Giving Back to the Local and Global Community

READING, PA (June 19, 2019) – Fortna®, The Distribution Experts®, continues to focus on altruism as an important part of the company’s culture. Since 2017, Fortna has donated, on behalf of its associates, to multiple North American and global disaster relief and humanitarian efforts carried out by charitable organizations including, but not limited to, The American Red Cross, The British Red Cross, The Canadian Red Cross, Red Cross Broward County, American Red Cross-Hawaii, Red Cross-Guatemala, Pennsylvania Tri-County Red Cross, Mercy Corps, Doctors without Borders, Gift of the Givers, Direct Relief, The Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity Vietnam. Additionally, Fortna served as a bronze level sponsor of the American Logistics Aid Network from November of 2017 to November of 2018 and continues to support ALAN in its disaster relief efforts.

CILT Roundtable

3 October 2019
(09:30 registration) 10:00 – 14:45
Fawsley Hall Hotel
Daventry, Northamptonshire, UK

Join CILT members and Fortna’s David Bingham for a roundtable session on “Making Warehouse Technology Investments Attractive for Your Business.”

For more information

Fortna UK’s Michael Marienfeld named a Mentor by the Prestigious Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge

READING, PA (May 20, 2019) – Fortna®, The Distribution Experts®, today announced that Michael Marienfeld, Director, Europe, has been named a “Launchpad Mentor” by the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Cambridge Judge Launchpad mentors are assigned to individual students and offer continuous 1:1 practical support throughout the year of the Diploma or the two years of the Masters. They are experienced entrepreneurs who aim to support students to develop their ideas into real businesses, or to find ways of efficiently scaling their existing businesses.

Fortna Announces Investment from Thomas H. Lee Partners to Accelerate Growth

READING, PA – March 27, 2019 – Fortna®, The Distribution Experts®, a leading global automation, engineering services and software company, announced today that it has entered into a recapitalization agreement with funds affiliated with Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. (“THL”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed and the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.

Three Fortna Associates Named “2019 Pros to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine

READING, PA (February 27, 2019) – Fortna®, The Distribution Experts®, today announced that three associates have been named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine’s prestigious 2019 Pros to Know listing. These associates were selected for their supply chain proficiency, experience and for leading recent initiatives with clients who dramatically improved their operations and achieved financial goals. This is the ninth consecutive year that Fortna associates have received this prestigious award.

FortnaWES™ 2019 R1 Achieves Certified Integration with SAP® Applications

READING, PA (January 30, 2019) – Fortna®, The Distribution Experts®, announces its FortnaWES™ 2019 R1 has achieved certified integration with SAP® Applications. Fortna’s solution delivers deep operations functionality combined with flexible and agnostic integration to a variety of automation and robotic technologies. This single platform extends warehouse systems and controls capability into fulfillment execution, manages work and equipment capacity and optimizes picking, sorting and packing.