Australian tna Solutions Expands Dutch Manufacturing Footprint
“The Netherlands has always played an important role in the global potato processing industry”
Australian manufacturer tna has officially opened a brand new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the Netherlands, further reinforcing its position as a leading manufacturer of food processing equipment for the potato and vegetable processing industries. Located in Woerden, 30 kilometres outside of Amsterdam, tna Netherlands Manufacturing (formerly Florigo Industry B.V.) will be dedicated to tna’s cutting edge processing equipment.
Besides the new, hyper-modern manufacturing space, the facility will also host an expanded Food Technology Testing Center (FTTC) and a dedicated product demonstration area, incorporating both processing and packaging equipment in a single location. Now double the size, the new FTTC has been equipped with an even wider range of tna’s food processing solutions. In addition, a showcase of the latest controls technology will help food manufacturers gain a better understanding of how advanced equipment integration, detailed data collection and cloud-based controls can transform their production line efficiencies.
“We’re incredibly excited to officially open our new food processing center”, comments Nadia Taylor, co-founder and director of tna. “The new site is three times bigger than the previous Florigo factory, which not only strengthens our current manufacturing capabilities, but also ensures that we have the capacity to further expand our operations in the future.”
Increased local workforce
Since acquiring Florigo back in 2015, tna has made a number of significant investments and increased the local workforce by 80% to ensure that the company continues to provide today’s food manufacturers with the innovative processing technology they need to stay ahead in the market. With equipment ranging from materials handling, processing, cooling, coating, distribution, seasoning, weighing, packaging, inserting and labelling, metal detection, verification and end-of-line solutions – tna is currently the only single-source supplier that offers integrated solutions for every step of the potato processing line.
“The Netherlands has always played an important role in the global potato processing industry,” adds Alf Taylor, CEO at tna. ”The Dutch are not only amongst the top ten potato producers in the world, but also achieve the highest average yield rates per square meter. We’re proud to be part of such an important sector and look forward to continue sharing our own success with the local industry.”
With global headquarters in Sydney, Australia, tna is a leading global supplier of integrated food processing and packaging solutions with over 35 years of industry experience and 14,000 systems installed across more than 120 countries.
Source: tna press release17 April 2018