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.

Fortec Distribution Network were incorporated in 1996.

1996

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

Fortec continues to grow in 2001 reaching Ireland.

2001

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

Fortec invests in an independent management team in 2002.

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

Fortec moves successfully to Northamptonshire base in 2007.

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

Fortec launch internet-based IT system ‘ForTrack in 2008

2008-09

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

IN 2009, Fortec's new management team embark on a five year strategy plan.

2009

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

Fortec sees a year on year on-going improvement in all areas in 2011.

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

Fortec is the first pallet network to achieve the Investors in Excellence accreditation in 2012.

2012

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

The millionth pallet is shipped through the Fortec Distribution Network  in 2013.

2013

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

2014 saw Fortec launch the new Connect app.

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

The pallet network reaches a record number of members and stable, profitable growth in 2015.

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

Fortec celebrates 20 years in business in 2016 and launches its Simply European service.

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

IN 2017, Fortec wins Team of the Year award from Northants Logistics Awards.

2017

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

Fortec opens the International Hub

2018

In conjunction with Geodis, Fortec opens The International Hub making Fortec the first pallet warehouse to process domestic and international freight under one roof in the UK

Track:IT launches on mibile and tablet

2019

Track:IT launches on mobile and tablet as part of Fortrack to give increased visibility to members throughout the pallet network process