tna solutions leads the way through strategic acquisitions
Through its acquisition of food processing specialists Florigo and FOODesign, tna is a one-stop shop supplier of food production equipment across a variety of applications, including baked goods, snacks and French fries
Global food packaging and processing specialist tna solutions revolutionised the packaging industry in 1985 when it introduced its flagship robag machine, a high-speed vertical form fill and seal system (VFFS) with a rotary continuous motion. Compared to other machines running at rectilinear intermittent motions at 60 cycles per minute, tna’s robag doubled bagging speeds overnight.
“Aside from unrivalled performance in speed and efficiency, we aim for flexibility in our machine applications, which we achieve through our computer numerical control technology, and simplicity for easy operations,” says CEO and managing director Alf Taylor.
From being a packaging pioneer, tna expanded its portfolio to include fryers, freezers, conveyors, seasoning and coating systems, and complete turnkey equipment solutions. It also provides controls integration and supervisory control and data acquisition reporting options.
Through its acquisition of food processing specialists Florigo and FOODesign, tna is a one-stop shop supplier of food production equipment across a variety of applications, including baked goods, snacks and French fries. Its start-to-finish solutions begin with raw materials processing to cleaning, slicing, dicing, frying, seasoning and weighing through to product packaging.
Upon acquisition of labelling equipment provider Unique Solutions, last year tna launched its VFFS system with fully integrated labeller and inserter, which enables insertion of two- and three-dimensional items into primary packaging.
Aiming to be a single-source confectionery equipment supplier, tna acquired starch moulding equipment manufacturer NID this year.
The company has in excess of 14,000 systems installed in more than 120 countries worldwide. Its clients are mainly high-volume snack food manufacturers and processors selling pre-packed salads and fresh produce. It exports to all of Asia and has selling divisions in China, Thailand and Japan, where tna plans to expand its client base.
Committed to product innovation, this year tna will launch new machines boasting high speeds of up to 300 bags per minute.
“Our machines can withstand heavy, prolonged use and can adapt to clients’ future needs,” Taylor says.