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FORTNA OptiSweep™ Wins Automated Sortation System of the Year

June 13, 2024

ATLANTA, GA (June 13, 2024) - FORTNA, a leading automation and software company for the full logistics value chain, today announces recognition of the company’s OptiSweep solution as Automated Sortation System of the Year in the third annual SupplyTech Breakthrough Awards. The innovative solution leverages FORTNA WCS™ software, specially designed hardware and Geekplus mobile robots to automate what is typically a labor-intensive process in high-volume eCommerce and parcel distribution centers. This year’s edition of the SupplyTech Breakthrough Awards received thousands of entries, with winners selected across a range of categories including eCommerce logistics, digital freight shipping, inventory management, and more.

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FORTNA Named in Latest Gartner® Technology Trends Transforming Warehouse Research

May 22, 2024

ATLANTA, GA (May 22, 2024) - FORTNA, a leading automation and software company for the full logistics value chain, has been named in the Warehouse Execution System (WES) category in the 2024 Gartner Technology Trends Transforming Warehousing - Part 2: Handling Volatility & Complexity report. Published on April 10, 2024, the report, as per our understanding, highlights key technologies set to revolutionize warehousing, underscoring the necessity for organizations to adopt more sophisticated, constraint-based optimization tools for a competitive environment.

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FORTNA Goods-to-Person Calculator Helping Companies Understand Automation Investment

April 23, 2024

ATLANTA (April 23, 2024) – FORTNA, a leading automation and software company for the full logistics value chain, today announced the launch of its innovative Goods-to-Person (GTP) e-Commerce Assessment Calculator. This cutting-edge tool provides businesses across industries with a comprehensive analysis of potential labor savings achievable by integrating goods-to-person technologies.

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Kathleen Phelps to Join FORTNA as Chief Financial Officer

April 10, 2024

ATLANTA, GA (April 10, 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 organizational 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

March 11, 2024

ATLANTA (March 11, 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 centers. This innovative solution automates what is typically a labor-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 maximize efficiency and balance product flow.

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FORTNA and Geek+ Revolutionizing Order Fulfillment with Automated Robotics Solutions

November 2, 2023

ATLANTA (Nov. 2, 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 (Sept. 19, 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 Center

September 5, 2023

ATLANTA (Sept. 5, 2023) - FORTNA, a leading automation and software company for the full logistics value chain, has announced the development of the FORTNA Last Mile Solution Center. By leveraging a team of industry experts, the Last Mile Solution Center 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 (July 17, 2023) - FORTNA, a leading automation and software company for the full logistics value chain, has announced the latest release of its intelligent slotting optimization software, FORTNA OptiSlot DC™ (FORTNA OptiSlot), release 13.1. Driven by client feedback, industry research and domain expertise, the new release optimizes the software experience with expanded usability .

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ELTEN Expands Central Warehouse Capacities in Uedem, Germany

June 8, 2023

ATLANTA (June 13, 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

April 19, 2023

ATLANTA (April 19, 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

March 22, 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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