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Kathleen Phelps to Join FORTNA as Chief Financial Officer

April 10, 2024

ATLANTA, GA (10 April 2024) – FORTNA, a leading automation and software company for the full logistics value chain, today announced the appointment of Kathleen Phelps as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for FORTNA.

Kathleen brings twenty years of financial leadership experience with global multi-billion-dollar businesses and offers a robust background of driving seamless enterprise integrations, systems implementations and organisational transformations. She is passionate about working across functions to foster a unified culture and achieve business objectives.

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FORTNA Launches OptiSweep Robotic Solution

11 March 2024

ATLANTA (11 March 2024) – FORTNA, a leading automation and software company for the full logistics value chain, today announced the launch of FORTNA OptiSweep, a robotic solution to automate the consolidation and transportation of small orders away from sortation systems in high-volume eCommerce and sortation distribution centres. This innovative solution automates what is typically a labour-intensive process by using Geek+ robots to collect orders from sorter divert locations and bring them to specially designed goods-to-person locations to deposit orders for bulk consolidation and outbound processes. FORTNA WCS™ software and its proprietary algorithms seamlessly orchestrate the workflow, managing the mobile robots and communicating with the sorter and consolidation stations to maximise efficiency and balance product flow.

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FORTNA and Geek+ Revolutionising Order Fulfillment with Automated Robotics Solutions

2 November 2023

ATLANTA (2 Nov. 2023) – FORTNA, a leading automation and software company for the full logistics value chain, is thrilled to announce a global strategic partnership with Geek+, a leader in mobile robotics solutions for logistics. The partnership marks a significant milestone in the industry, as two industry leaders join forces to transform the way companies approach order fulfillment, bringing the revolutionary goods-to-person and mobile sortation systems developed by Geek+ to FORTNA customers.

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FORTNA’s Cheryl Falk Named Recipient of 2023 Women in Supply Chain Award

September 19, 2023

ATLANTA (19 Sept. 2023) - FORTNA, a leading automation and software company for the full logistics value chain, today announced that Cheryl Falk, SVP, Marketing Communications and Demand Generation, has been honored with a 2023 Women in Supply Chain award by Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

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FORTNA Announces Last Mile Solution Centre

September 5, 2023

ATLANTA (5 Sept. 2023) - FORTNA, a leading automation and software company for the full logistics value chain, has announced the development of the FORTNA Last Mile Solution Centre. By leveraging a team of industry experts, the Last Mile Solution Centre will support parcel and distribution businesses in automating last mile operations to improve processes, increase productivity and reduce costs.

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FORTNA Announces Latest Release of
FORTNA OptiSlot DC™

July 17, 2023

ATLANTA (17 July 2023) - FORTNA, a leading automation and software company for the full logistics value chain, has announced the latest release of its intelligent slotting optimisation software, FORTNA OptiSlot DC™ (FORTNA OptiSlot), release 13.1. Driven by client feedback, industry research and domain expertise, the new release optimises the software experience with expanded usability .

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ELTEN Expands Central Warehouse Capacities in Uedem, Germany

June 8, 2023

ATLANTA (13 June 2023) - FORTNA, a leading automation and software company for the full logistics value chain, has partnered with ELTEN, Europe’s leading manufacturer of safety and occupational footwear, to consolidate and upgrade its central warehouse in Uedem, Germany.

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FORTNA Automates New Budbee e-Commerce Parcel Hub in Sweden

19 April 2023

ATLANTA (19 April 2023) - FORTNA, a leading automation and software company for the full logistics value chain, has partnered with Budbee, a Sweden-based tech company, to develop an enhanced and seamless delivery experience for their customers. The automated parcel system includes a new sorting solution that improves speed and accuracy for their new terminal in Jönköping, Sweden.

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Rob McKeel, CEO of FORTNA, Named 2023 Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine

22 March 2023

ATLANTA (March 22, 2023) - FORTNA, a leading automation and software company for the full logistics value chain, today announced that the CEO of FORTNA, Rob McKeel, has been named to the prestigious Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine’s 2023 Pros to Know listing.

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FORTNA Named Finalist for 2023 MHI Innovation Award

March 12, 2023

ATLANTA (March 9, 2023) - FORTNA, a leading automation and software company for the full logistics value chain, was recently named a finalist for the MHI Innovation Award with its FORTNA OptiSlot DC™ slotting software with Digital Twin Technology submission in the Best IT Innovation category.

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FORTNA Named Top Workplaces USA by Energage

March 12, 2023

ATLANTA (Feb. 14, 2023) - FORTNA, a leading automation and software company for the full logistics value chain, has announced it has earned the 2023 Top Workplaces USA award, issued by Energage, a purpose-driven organisation that develops solutions to build and brand Top Workplaces.

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Dr. Russell D. Meller, FORTNA Principal Scientist, Inducted into the National Academy of Engineering

March 12, 2023

ATLANTA (Feb. 7, 2023) - FORTNA, a leading automation and software company for the full logistics value chain, is proud to recognise Dr. Russell D. Meller, FORTNA Principal Scientist, as being a fully inducted and member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Dr. Meller was elected in recognition of his distinguished contributions to engineering, specifically his large-scale distribution design and operations methodology.

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