Food equipment manufacturer tna Solutions opens new Australian facility

Food processing and packaging equipment manufacturer tna has opened a new Australian manufacturing site to support the global demand for its high performance food packaging solutions.

Located in the Melbourne suburb of Boronia, the new factory will allow tna to triple the manufacturing capacities for its equipment, including its flagship vertical form fill and seal packaging system – the tna robag.

The new facility will house some of the latest manufacturing technology to ensure that tna maintains the high quality building standards its equipment is known for.

In addition, the new site will incorporate a new training and demonstration centre to provide customers and new staff with an opportunity to experience tna’s equipment in a live operational environment.

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In combination with tna’s wide range of on-site and online training programmes, the new training facility will help customers improve workplace safety, reduce downtime, enhance operational efficiencies and maximise the lifespan and performance of their tna solution.

Tna co-founder Alf Taylor said the company had come a long way since opening its first factory in Melbourne in 1986.

“Since then, the demand for our integrated packaging solutions has increased rapidly. In fact, we’ve just sold 84 integrated packaging systems in a single month, which are all due for delivery in early 2019,” said Taylor.

Founded in 1982 by Nadia and Alf Taylor, tna helped the snack food industry by creating a rotary, continuous motion, high-speed vertical form fill and seal system.

The company has since grown from Australian packaging pioneer into a global leader of food processing and packaging solutions for a wide range of industries, including snacks, confectionery, fresh and frozen produce.

The opening of the new manufacturing site in Australia follows the opening of a food processing centre in the Netherlands, which is dedicated to tna’s cutting edge processing equipment, including its range of fryers and freezers, but also pre-processing equipment such as peelers, washers and dryers.

This adds to recent openings of new and expanded offices and resource centres in Tokyo, Bangkok, Dubai, Moscow and Mexico.