Björn A. Brunkow ist Vice President Sales Fortna EMEA - Fortna

Björn A. Brunkow Appointed as Vice President Sales Fortna EMEA

Fortna and Pierau Planung are proud to present a familiar face in an expanded role.  With immediate effect, Björn A. Brunkow takes over the newly created position of Vice President Sales Fortna EMEA in addition to his activities as Managing Director of Pierau Unternehmensberatung GmbH.  The appointment is the logical next step in a productive exchange that began with the acquisition of Pierau Planung by the US consulting firm Fortna®, The Distribution Experts, at the beginning of 2020.  Under the leadership of Marc Austin, Senior Vice President, Fortna EMEA, and Björn A. Brunkow, the expertise of both companies will converge in the future creating a new, combined portfolio of services with a corresponding sales structure.

The expanded role of Björn A. Brunkow as Vice President Sales Fortna EMEA marks an important step in the development of both companies as they ‘gel and excel’ together.

Fortna has so far been a major player in the market, particularly through its expertise as a general contractor in the realization of logistics centers. A wide-ranging upstream and downstream service portfolio ensures customer support throughout the entire lifecycle of the fulfillment solution.  “The focus in turnkey projects is on the overall logistical performance of operations and its guarantee beyond project completion,” explains Björn A. Brunkow. “Pierau Planung enhances this service portfolio by designing high-performance logistics systems and, as project manager, supporting their implementation. “

The skills of both companies are now available under one roof throughout the EMEA region.  In modular project phases, companies can initially have both Fortna and Pierau Planung supporting them with the development of future-proof fulfillment strategies and logistics solutions.  Clients can then decide independently to what extent they will use the support of Fortna and Pierau Planung based on the concepts and options developed.  Specifically, whether to have support for the tendering, realization and go-live from a project manager with central controlling of interfaces, schedule, and budget or whether to install facilities with support from a general contractor with a fixed price guarantee, performance guarantee and runtime support.

Marc Austin, Managing Director, Fortna EMEA, stated, “It is the right decision to combine the best of Fortna's and Pierau's service portfolios - always keeping in mind: the optimal result for our customers.” Austin continued, “I look forward to putting our ambitious plans into practice with this personnel line-up. “

About Fortna | Pierau

Fortna | Pierau has been a well-established consultancy for intralogistics and supply chain solutions for 60 years. To date, the Hamburg-based specialists have successfully completed over 2,500 projects throughout Europe and beyond.  The portfolio covers the complete range of optimization, expansion or new concept design and implementation of logistics operations and logistics IT systems. Since the beginning of 2020 part of the US consulting company Fortna®, The Distribution Experts™, this affiliation is consolidated by the brand name Fortna | Pierau™

About Fortna

Fortna partners with the world’s leading brands to transform their distribution operations to keep pace with digital disruption and growth objectives. Known world-wide as The Distribution Experts™, we design and deliver intelligent solutions, powered by FortnaWES™ software, to optimize fast, accurate and cost-effective order fulfillment. Our people, innovative approach and proprietary algorithms and tools, ensure optimal operations design and material and information flow. We deliver exceptional value every day to our clients with comprehensive services including network strategy, distribution center operations, material handling automation, supply chain systems, and warehouse software design and implementation.

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