Triple capacity at tna's new site
Global demand for its high-performance food packaging solutions led tna solutions to commission a brand new manufacturing facility in the Melbourne suburb of Boronia. Now officially opened, the new factory will allow tna to triple the manufacturing capacities for its cutting-edge equipment, including its flagship vertical form fill and seal (VFFS) packaging system, the tna robag.
For a company that started with an idea for the world’s first rotary, continuous motion, high-speed VFFS system drawn on the back a coaster more than 35 years ago, tna has come a long way. It holds 34 patents in Australia for its equipment designs and many more internationally. Currently, the company has 14,000 of its systems installed across more than 132 countries.
And this success is set to continue with the new factory, which will incorporate a training and demonstration centre to provide customers and new staff with an opportunity to experience tna’s equipment in a live operational environment. In combination with tna’s wide range of on-site and online training programs, 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.
Founded in 1982 by Nadia and Alf Taylor, tna has grown from Australian packaging pioneer into a global leader of food processing and packaging solutions for a wide range of industries, including snacks, confectionery, and 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 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.
“tna’s growth has been incredible over the years,” commented Alf Taylor, Managing Director and co-founder, tna. “We’ve come a long way since we opened our 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. Thanks to our new site, we’ll not only easily be able to meet such high-volume orders, but also gain the capacity to expand our operations even further in the future. We’re really proud of our new Australian manufacturing facility and can’t wait to welcome everyone at the new site!”
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