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The merger of MHS International, a number one world supplier of fabric dealing with automation and programs integration, and Fortna, a number one software program and options supplier for warehouse distribution, resulted in a single mixed entity that shall be referred to as FORTNA. The businesses carry collectively a long time of expertise within the design, improvement and supply of omnichannel and parcel distribution options.
The brand new firm enters the market with the scale, scale and capabilities of a world chief within the class. In a world the place rising shopper calls for frequently face off with provide chain disruption and different challenges, the newly mixed FORTNA provides partnerships and options clients can rely on to outpace the calls for of tomorrow.
“The choice to retain the legacy Fortna title was the results of cautious consideration,” stated FORTNA CEO Rob McKeel. “We selected the title FORTNA not just for the nice repute the title already has available in the market, however due to the power and resilience embedded inside it. The notion of fortitude. Of resilience and power. It speaks to what our clients want in in the present day’s local weather and what they’ll count on from our partnership – the flexibility to climate the ever-changing market situations and are available out thriving.”
The businesses merged in April 2022 for an undisclosed value. Each firms belong to the funding portfolio of Thomas H. Lee Companions (THL), a personal fairness agency that invests in middle-market development firms. THL will stay the bulk proprietor of the mixed firm. A subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Funding Authority acquired a minority stake within the firm to assist the deal.
MHS’s robotic options included a multi-pick robotic finish effector, a robotic singulation and induction, autonomous cell robots and a dual-picking robotic. Fortna’s options included automated guided automobiles (AGVs), autonomous cell robots (AMRs), choosing and packing robots and an automatic storage and retrieval system (AS/RS).
“On the finish of the day, our clients have to know they’re prepared for something. Meaning operations that run on the velocity of change – and the intelligence to anticipate what’s subsequent,” McKeel added. “We’re thrilled to have the ability to present the flexibility for our clients to create scalable, cost-efficient operations by way of automation.”