tna opens new manufacturing site in Australia to triple capacity

AUSTRALIA – The food processing and packaging equipment solutions provider, tna has inaugurated a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Melbourne, Boronia, Australia to expand to almost triple its production capacity.

The new site will enhance its production capacities for its equipment including flagship vertical form fill and seal (VFFS) packaging system, the tna robag.

According to tna, the facility will house the latest manufacturing technology and high standards, quality criteria for its cutting-edge equipment.

The site will also incorporate a brand new training and demonstration centre that provides live operational environment for both customers and new staff at the company.

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Customers will be able to get insights on workplace safety, reduce downtime, enhance operational efficiencies, maximize the lifespan and performance of their tna solution.

“tna’s growth has been incredible over the years,” said 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 a high-volume order, 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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It offers snack food industry rotary, continuous motion, high-speed VFFS system vital in food processing and packaging operations such as snacks, confectionery, fresh and frozen produce.

This forms the continuous expansion strategy by tna, aimed at providing the food industry with solutions including materials handling, processing, cooling, coating, distribution, seasoning, weighing, packaging, inserting and labelling, metal detection, verification and end-of-line solutions.

In April, the company opened a new food processing hub in Netherlands, expanding its Dutch manufacturing footprint, that is in processing equipment for the potato and vegetable processing.

The facility is dedicated to processing equipment in the range of fryers and freezers, pre-processing equipment such as peelers, washers and dryers.

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