The Fortec Story

The Fortec Distribution Network was established in 1996 and is now one of the leading pallet networks in the UK and Ireland. We are part of global group Geodis. The Fortec Distribution Network delivers added value solutions for your supply chain.

1996

Fortec are incorporated and begin to provide a pallet distribution service in the UK from a facility based in Lutterworth, Leicestershire

2001

Fortec continues to grow, extending its reach to Ireland resulting in a relocation to a facility 50% larger in Rugby, Warwickshire

2002-07

Investment is made in an independent management team to drive forward growth within a five year plan to build a strong UK-wide pallet network of service-driven members

2007

Fortec completes a successful move to their Northamptonshire base, a site 50% larger again, which complements and strengthens their flourishing and profitable pallet network business

2008-09

Fortec enter into a partnership to launch its internet-based IT system ‘ForTrack’

2009

New management team embark on a five year strategy plan to ensure Fortec is recognised within the industry as a successful pallet network

2010-12

Significant drives and investment result in year on year on-going improvement in all areas of the business in line with the 2008 five-year strategy plan

2012

Fortec is the first pallet network to achieve the Investors in Excellence accreditation

2013

Fortec sees the millionth pallet shipped through the pallet network and initiates its company wide brand refresh

2014

Fortec launches the new Connect app to enable consignemtn tracking, signature capture and GPS stamping on deliveries in real time. The rebranded Fortec livery rolls out across the pallet network

2015

The pallet network reaches a record number of members and stable, profitable growth. A progressive IT plan ensures members benefit from additional operational tools

2016

Fortec celebrates 20 years in business and launches its Simply European service and further IT solutions for members; Map:IT, Track:IT and Report:IT

2017

Fortec wins Team of the Year award from Northants Logistics Awards for its work supporting its members to grow their businesses