AutoStore Announces Newest Distribution Partner, Fortna Inc.

(AutoStore®, Nedre Vats, Norway / February 24, 2020) – AutoStore is proud to announce their partnership with a new global distribution partner, Fortna Inc., a leading global automation, engineering services and software company. Fortna offers transformational services including distribution strategy, distribution center operations, material handling automation, supply chain systems and warehouse execution software systems. Through this new partnership, AutoStore and Fortna will continue to build  their global presence by offering additional solutions to a growing client base.

“We are excited about the addition of Fortna to our portfolio of global partners. Each partner is unique and brings something different to the client and we look forward to the ability to bring AutoStore to new areas and markets. As a global company and with increased growth around the world, it is increasingly important that we work with a variety of integrators who can meet the various needs of our clients,” shared Karl Johan Lier, CEO and President of AutoStore.

“Fortna clients have utilized this advanced technology to achieve distribution business goals as part of an overall Fortna-designed solution,” said Andrew Breckenridge, Fortna, Executive Vice President, Sales. “We are looking forward to continuing to offer AutoStore as another option to be considered when designing solutions to meet our clients’ operational needs.”

 Fortna joins AutoStore’s growing list of distributors who sell, design, install and service AutoStore around the globe.

About Fortna, Inc.
For over 70 years, Fortna has partnered with the world’s top brands to transform their distribution operations into a competitive advantage. Fortna helps clients make and keep bold promises to their customers – fast, accurate and cost-effective fulfillment consistently at every touchpoint, across every channel. Fortna’s expertise spans distribution strategy, distribution center operations, material handling automation, supply chain systems and warehouse execution software systems. We build our firm on a promise – we develop a solid business case for change and hold ourselves accountable for results. For more, visit www.fortna.com.

About AutoStore
AutoStore, founded in 1996, is a robot technology company that invented and continues to pioneer Cube Storage Automation; the densest storage solution in existence. Our focus is to marry software and hardware with human abilities to create the future of warehousing. The modular, high-density, automated storage and retrieval system makes AutoStore a perfect fit for large distribution centers and efficient in-store order fulfillment. The company is global with over 400 installations in 30 countries in a wide range of industries. All sales are distributed, designed, installed and serviced by a network of qualified system integrators we call partners. Our corporate headquarters is in Nedre Vats, Norway, with offices in France, Germany, Norway, Japan, Poland, the UK and US. For more information, visit autostoresystem.com.

Dr. Russell D. Meller, Fortna, Vice President Solution Design and Research and Development, Elected to National Academy of Engineering

READING, PA (February 11, 2020) – Fortna®, The Distribution Experts®, a leading global automation, engineering and software company, today announces Dr. Russell D. Meller, Fortna, Vice President, Solution Design and Research and Development, has been elected a member of The National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Dr. Meller was chosen in recognition of his distinguished contributions to engineering, specifically his large-scale distribution design and operations methodology.

Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions in the area of engineering research, practice or education. Dr. Meller joins an international field of new members and will be inducted at the official ceremony held during the NAE annual meeting in Washington, DC on October 4, 2020.

About Fortna
For over 70 years, Fortna has partnered with the world’s top brands to transform their distribution operations into a competitive advantage. Fortna helps clients make and keep bold promises to their customers – fast, accurate and cost-effective fulfillment consistently at every touchpoint, across every channel. Fortna’s expertise spans distribution strategy, distribution center operations, material handling automation, supply chain systems and warehouse execution software systems. We built our firm on a promise – we develop a solid business case for change and hold ourselves accountable for results. For more, visit www.fortna.com.

Media Contact: Cheryl Falk, SVP Global Marketing Communications & Business Development
cherylfalk@fortna.com

Fortna® Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of its Award-Winning Overall Well-Being Program

Achieves 80% associate participation rate

READING, PA (February 5, 2020) – This year, Fortna®, The Distribution Experts®, celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Overall Well-Being Program that encourages and supports all dimensions of total wellness.  It offers a variety of healthy lifestyle enhancing opportunities, benefits, initiatives, and educational experiences designed to meet the diverse needs of our global family of associates. Twice named a Capital BlueCross Worksite Wellness Award Winner, the program’s success is demonstrated by recently achieving an extraordinary 80% participation rate, well over the average for corporate wellness programs.

“The overall well-being of each associate globally, and of their family members, is a top priority at Fortna,” said Carol Nielsen, Fortna’s Wellness Coordinator.  “The company has consistently stayed ahead of emerging trends in corporate wellness, employing a holistic approach to wellness long before it became popular to do so.”

Fortna’s Overall Well-Being Program allows associates the flexibility to customize their own paths to healthy lifestyles in ways that are meaningful to them such as:

  • Reimbursement for fitness and wellness classes, equipment, gym memberships, flu shots, etc.
  • Paid time off for associates to volunteer in their communities.
  • Multiple well-being initiatives and fitness campaigns during the year.
  • Additional paid time off to qualifying “Road Warrior” business travelers to support work-life balance.
  • Education and communication programs for associate safety and emergency preparedness both at home and when traveling for business.

About Fortna
For over 70 years, Fortna has partnered with the world’s top brands to transform their distribution operations into a competitive advantage. Fortna helps Clients make and keep bold promises to their customers – fast, accurate and cost-effective fulfillment consistently at every touchpoint, across every channel. Fortna’s expertise spans distribution strategy, distribution center operations, material handling automation, supply chain systems and warehouse execution software systems. We built our firm on a promise – we develop a solid business case for change and hold ourselves accountable for results. For more, visit www.fortna.com.

Media Contact: Cheryl Falk, SVP Global Marketing Communications & Business Development
cherylfalk@fortna.com