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Fortna Announces Rebrand Initiative Featuring New Logo and Website

January 12, 2021

ATLANTA, GA (January 12, 2021) - Fortna®, a leading global automation, engineering services and software company for warehousing and distribution, has launched a new logo and website as part of its corporate rebranding initiative. The refreshed brand will continue to focus on reinforcing the Company’s mission of providing transformative distribution solutions.

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Leanne Peduzzi Joins Fortna as Senior Vice President, Lifecycle Services

January 4, 2021

READING, PA (January 4, 2021) – Fortna®, The Distribution Experts™, a leading global automation, engineering services and software company, announced today that Leanne Peduzzi has joined the organization as Senior Vice President, Lifecycle Services. In this role, Leanne will provide leadership to and continue to build the Fortna aftermarket business, ensuring maximized system performance with world class client support, the design and delivery of transformative maintenance plans, software upgrades, retrofits, replacement parts, end of life component replacements and ongoing systems health-check services.

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

August 20, 2020

READING, PA (August 20, 2020) - Fortna®, The Distribution Experts®, is proud to be named a 2020 Great Supply Chain Partner by SupplyChainBrain for the eleventh consecutive year. “We wish to thank our Clients for their continued partnership and are proud to be named to this honor once again in 2020,” said Art Kostaras, Chief Revenue Officer of Fortna. “Being named a Great Supply Chain Partner is particularly significant because it validates the increased efficiency, productivity and overall value our clients receive from our transformative distribution strategy, operations design and implementation work.”

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Fortna Client and Associate Named as 2020 DC Velocity Rainmakers

August 11, 2020

READING, PA (August 11, 2020) - Fortna®, The Distribution Expert®, proudly announces that Client, Doug Romain, American Sugar Refining Inc. and Fortna Associate, Dr. Kevin Gue, have both been named as a recipient of the 2020 prestigious DC Velocity Rainmakers list.  Highlighted in their July issue, the two supply chain professionals were selected as each are “united by a common goal of advancing the logistics and supply chain management profession.”

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Fortna and its Associates Contribute to Global COVID-19 Relief Support

June 30, 2020

READING, PA (June 30, 2020) - Fortna®, The Distribution Experts®, has a long history of supporting the well-being of our global communities through corporate charitable efforts.  Guided by this spirit of giving, the company recently contributed to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund as the end-result of an associate-driven effort to support various charitable endeavors focused on battling this worldwide health crisis.

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Fortna Offers New Strategic Service for Companies to Assess eCommerce Fulfillment Technologies

June 11, 2020

READING, PA (June 11, 2020) - Fortna®, The Distribution Experts®, has launched a new eCommerce Fulfillment Technology Assessment offering in response to an unprecedented rise in eCommerce channel sales and rapid order profile changes.  Companies must realign distribution strategy and assess the optimal plan forward to eliminate bottlenecks and fulfill a higher percentage of eCom orders with more speed and accuracy.

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Fortna Inc. Appoints Robert McKeel as New Chief Executive Officer

March 16, 2020

READING, PA (March 16, 2020) - Fortna®, The Distribution Experts®, a leading global automation, engineering services and software company, announces today that Robert McKeel has joined the organization as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.  In this role, Robert will be responsible for maximizing operational performance, delivering best-in-class service to Fortna’s global client base and driving business results forward with his unique combination of financial acumen and operational expertise.  In addition, he will also continue to grow and transform the Fortna business both organically and through acquisition, with a specific emphasis on the diversification of markets and clients.

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AutoStore Announces Newest Distribution Partner, Fortna Inc.

February 24, 2020

(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.

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

February 11, 2020

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.

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

February 5, 2020

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.

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Fortna Announces Acquisition of Pierau Planung

January 21, 2020

READING, PA – January 21, 2020 – Fortna®, The Distribution Experts®, a leading global automation, engineering services and software company, today announced that it has acquired Pierau Unternehmensberatung GmbH (“Pierau Planung”), a European-based, market leader in supply chain and logistics design, consulting, and project management. Pierau Planung’s management team will join Fortna following the transaction and continue serving its European region. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Fortna Announces the Next Major Release of its Warehouse Execution Software Platform: FortnaWES™ 2020 R1

January 6, 2020

READING, PA (January 6, 2020) - Fortna®, The Distribution Experts®, announced today the next generation release of its warehouse execution software platform, FortnaWES™ 2020 R1.  Continuing its tradition of providing clients with a scalable, modular and flexible approach to solution design, this new release optimizes advanced algorithms for dynamic picking and further supports labor-enhancing technologies such as AS/RS, Goods to Person and Autonomous Mobile Robots.

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