tna appoints Matthew Walters to lead African operations

SOUTH AFRICA Food processing and packaging solutions provider, tna solutions Pty Ltd has appointed Matthew Walters as branch manager to head up its African operations, based in South Africa.

In his new role Matthew will be responsible of supporting food manufacturers across the Africa with tna’s portfolio in the food processing and packaging solutions.

Additionally, he will be tasked with driving the sales of the firm’s confectionery and snacks processing solutions, including its range of kitchens, starch moulding and finishing equipment, while helping to further develop tna’s local service and support team.

Mathew is degree holder in mechanical engineering and started his career at a South African based FMCG company, where he was responsible for the successful implementation of a number of high profile projects.

Mathew has in the past delivered as a project manager, overseeing and managing projects across all stages from strategy development and stakeholder engagement to installation and commissioning.

tna said that he will be instrumental in supporting the firm’s customers base through continued provision of advanced food processing and packaging technology.

Commenting on his appointment, Jonathan Rankin, chief executive at tna said: “Matthew will be an excellent addition to the team here in South Africa.

His experience in the food industry, business acumen and positive attitude are a great fit for tna.

Together with his project engineering skills, he’ll not only be able find the most suitable solution for our customers, but will also ensure a smooth installation and successful project delivery, no matter how complex or challenging.” 

Matthew expressed his commitment to his new position towards ensuring the company realises a fast-forward move as its grows its foot print in the African market

“I’m really excited to embark on this new challenge with tna. As an engineer, I was naturally drawn to tna’s reputation as the first company to bring high-speed VFFS technology to the market.

… the genuine commitment to improve factory output or the extensive philanthropic work that tna carries out in Africa, I always recognised tna as a business with extremely high values.

I feel very honoured to be part of the team and look forward to supporting local food manufacturers with solutions that will make a huge difference to their production processes,” he said.

tna’s product portfolio includes cutting-edge equipment, such as fryers, conveyors, seasoning equipment, VFFS packaging systems and end of line solutions across major food processing categories.

The group is has been in the food processing and packaging solutions business for over 35 years and has grown its footprint in more than 120 countries.

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