Our Supplier Selection Process
The Fortes Health Guarantee
At Fortes Health, our #1 priority is to secure and provide the highest quality equipment to the healthcare industry, small businesses, and individuals alike by only working with credible suppliers with a proven track record of impeccable products, chosen through a highly-selective process.
Our company as well as all of the factories that we work with are registered with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and have information listed on the FDA’s website.
To source our current stock, we approached over 20 vendors that sent us documentation on their products, facilities, packaging, testing, and FDA/CE certifications.
From here, we mandate additional information on their testing process, making sure their reports come from trusted and authorized labs both in the US and abroad and that the products pass the tests for required qualifications. From these steps alone, more than half of the suppliers fail to meet our high standards and are eliminated.
Full copies of test results, certifications, and approvals can be provide upon request.
Once we determine that the product documentation meets our standards and that we can get the items in a timely manner and for a reasonable price, we receive samples from potential suppliers to verify the quality of each item.
We only move forward with vendors when we’re 100% satisfied.
Once our suppliers finish production of our items, our onsite contact inspects all products for low quality or defects before they are shipped to our distribution center. At this stage, if the products don’t meet our standards, we cease working with the supplier.
Because ensuring our customers get the highest quality supplies is and always will be our top priority, we have a zero tolerance policy for low quality goods and will only ever sell products we personally believe in.
Our medical mask supplier has 501K premarket authorization, allowing them to produce medical-grade masks for sale in the US, while the other factories we work with meet and surpass the requirements for KN95-grade respirator masks, with some tested as having a filtration efficiency of over 99% by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
We know how important it is to be trustworthy and reliable during these times of uncertainty, so it is our hope that through putting each of our suppliers through our careful vetting process, you can confidently turn to Fortes Health as your source for the equipment you need to maintain the health and safety of you, your family, employees, customers, and patients.