High-Density Storage Solutions for Warehouse Automation | FORTNA

Solutions: High-density Storage

High-density storage solutions to maximize labor and space utilization

Storage, buffering and picking operations demand high-throughput solutions that process inventory in an efficient and profitable way. Case and pallet picking requirements are driving automated solutions to increase productivity, speed, security and accuracy in ambient, chilled and frozen environments.


Where online demand meets flexible fulfillment operations

High-density storage is a solution to maximize the current space within a warehouse or distribution center. This is highly effective as operations grow and the number of SKUs increases, allowing businesses to accommodate larger inventory numbers within the same physical space.

FORTNA enables order fulfillment operations close to your customer. The flexible, scalable AutoStore fulfillment solution maximizes capacity and performance so you can:

  • Improve order fulfillment speed and accuracy
  • Solve for shifting customer demand
  • Optimize for profitable fulfillment

High-density storage with AutoStore picking robots

AutoStore offers a high-density storage solution to increase the speed, accuracy and responsiveness to dynamically changing e-Commerce demand. At FORTNA, we begin with your business requirements and apply our proprietary Distribution Optimization Framework to design a data-driven solution with AutoStore and our intelligent software. The result is fast and accurate order fulfillment and a realized competitive advantage. AutoStore fulfillment solutions are ideal for operations with:

  • Each picking operations
  • Large or fast-growing number of SKUs
  • Low- and mid-velocity SKUs
  • Order profiles with few line items
  • Small items or cases
  • Merchandise requiring secure storage
  • Limited or odd-shaped space

Leverage technology to address labor changes

Labor challenges, such as absenteeism, high turnover and competition for workers make it harder for distribution operations to meet growing performance expectations. The Fortna Technology Assessment can help increase efficiency and drive growth and profitability.

Technology Assessment

AutoStore is the ultimate order fulfillment solution. It combines the highest storage density of any goods-to-person solution, with a high throughput technology, making it a perfect fit for order fulfillment from large warehouses to small urban stores and backrooms.


The energy-efficient robots utilize regenerative technology and can run on solar power alone. Ten robots use less energy than a vacuum.


The B1 supports true 24/7 operations with technology that allows a robot to switch out its battery rather than spend time on a charging station.


The compact design and fully enclosed grid allow products to be securely stored, authorizing access only at the time an order is processed.


Expand the system as your business grows by adding more robots, more workstations or adding storage locations, without disrupting ongoing operations.

Space Optimized

With high-density storage, AutoStore can increase storage capacity 4X within the same footprint and take advantage of even the smallest space available.


AutoStore solutions are modular so individual components can be switched out for repair without impacting uptime of the rest of the system.

Scalability and flexibility to support growth

Lower operating expenses, including labor

Reduce labor requirements and related costs with automated solutions for case and pallet picking operations in ambient, chilled and frozen environments.

Improve inventory accuracy with real-time data

Leverage intelligent software to provide data and analytics for real-time decision making.

Maximize space utilization in multi-temp environments

Take advantage of vertical building cube to maximize real estate footprint with scalability and flexibility to support future growth.

Benefits of a high-density solution

A high-density warehouse system is designed to maximize storage space by storing a high volume of SKUs in a compact, space-efficient structure. Using robotics or other retrieval methods, totes or cases with ordered items are brought to a goods-to-person station, where a worker then picks the order and sends the tote back to storage.

  • Maximized capacity
  • Scalability and flexibility
  • Accurate and optimized inventory
  • Reduced operating costs
  • Reduced labor costs
  • Faster order fulfillment

The FORTNA difference enables high-density storage for operational efficiency

It all starts with strategy

We take a holistic approach to distribution strategy, considering upstream/downstream impacts on an entire network of operations.

Design rooted in data science

Scientifically proven proprietary modeling tools and algorithms allow us to design for maximum efficiency and outcomes.


Best-fit solutions with unique technology selection

Our deep bench of experts selects appropriate and best-fit technologies that optimize your solution. The result is a comprehensive, flexible solution that delivers exemplary business results.

We are able to do more in the available space than our competitors could do in three facilities of comparable size.

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