Swisslog acquires warehouse automation provider Forte Industries
April 20, 2015 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Apr. 20, 2015 – Swisslog, a designer and developer of automation solutions for warehouses and distribution centres, says it has completed the acquisition of Forte Industries, a warehouse automation system integrator.
Forte’s background in conveyor systems, case and piece picking, and sortation solutions, particularly in the e-commerce and multichannel retail segment, will strengthen Swisslog’s offering in North America, said the company.
“We are convinced that the combination of Swisslog and Forte will deliver significant benefits to our customers that are far beyond the individual offerings,” said Markus Schmidt, president of Swisslog Warehouse & Distribution Solutions North America. “In addition, the acquisition will support Swisslog’s market strategy and particularly its positioning in the e-commerce and multichannel segments.”
“The Forte brand has always stood for excellence and innovation and I believe the synergies between our respective teams will result in an even more powerful proposition to our rapidly expanding client base,” added Gene Forte, founder and previous owner of Forte.