FORTE Industries and Power Automation Systems (PAS) will join Swisslog WDS Americas, Newport News, Va., under a single brand name and corporate structure, effective Jan. 4, 2017.
As a result, the Midwest office will become FORTE’s former headquarters in Mason, Ohio, and the West Coast office will be situated at PAS’ former headquarters in Salida, Calif.
Swisslog acquired FORTE Industries in April 2015, and has as a separate business unit focused on consulting, systems integration and warehouse execution software for companies primarily in the e-commerce and multi-channel retail segments. The Mason office will continue to be led by A.K. Schultz, vice president of Swisslog WDS Americas.
Similarly, PAS, which was acquired in April, immediately integrated with Swisslog under the leadership of vice president Michael Felbinger.
Employees in the Mason and Salida offices will join more than 2,500 colleagues at Swisslog worldwide, supporting customers in 50 countries.
“We look forward to continuing to serve our current and future clients as one Swisslog,” says Markus Schmidt, president WDS Americas. “We will do this by offering a full spectrum of innovative solutions ranging from light automation to the most advanced robotics. You can count on our continued dedication to a deep understanding of our customer’s business, a thorough analysis of their data and an unwavering commitment to customer support.”