Food processing and packaging equipment supplier Tna has announced the acquisition of Australian confectionery equipment supplier NID.
Known across the food industry as a pioneer in the development of starch moulding equipment, NID has been supplying complete mogul lines for the confectionery industry for over 60 years. The acquisition provides tna with access to NID’s starch moulding technology and forms part of tna’s long-term strategic expansion plan, which will move the company one step closer to becoming a leading single source supplier to the confectionery industry.
“NID was the perfect fit for tna,” said Alf Taylor, CEO and co-founder of tna. “We share so many similarities. Both companies are family-owned businesses that started out with a passion for innovation, entrepreneurship and the determination to design equipment that could ‘do better’ and go that one step further than anything that’s been before.
“Just like our first prototype the tna robag, NID’s first designs were ground breaking at the time and not only challenged industry standards, but also played a key role in developing the confectionery industry. We’re very honoured that this great Australian success story has now become part of our own story and are thrilled to be able to welcome the entire NID team into the tna group.”
Founded by entrepreneur and innovator Hans Arthur Faerber in Sydney in 1952, NID was the first company worldwide to patent the current form of tray stacking on a starch mogul. Faerber’s innovations were capable of speeds that had been unprecedented in the industry up to that point.
Since then, NID has proven itself in starch moulding machinery and ancillary equipment, with more than 600 NID moguls installed across the globe. NID provides some of the most reliable and trusted moulding technology on the market. Its latest generation of high-speed M3000 Mogul is the result of more than six decades of innovation and development and capable of production speeds of up to 35 trays per minute.
Accommodating a wide range of depositing pumps, the M3000 is a fully integrated solution that is suitable for a multitude of starch-moulded products such as gums, jellies, marshmallows, fondant creams, liquorice and crusted liqueur.
The acquisition will be effective from 6th of March, 2017 and will see all of NID’s staff become integrated into the tna group. It follows the acquisition of inserting and labelling equipment supplier Unique Solutions and food processing specialist Florigo in 2015.