(Center, left to right)] Andrew Smith; group manufacturing manager, Michael Green (center), managing director; David le Blanc, regional manager; Peter Calopedis, group finance manager. Photo provided.

tna, a packaging solutions specialist, has unveiled plans for a manufacturing plant in Qingdao, China.

The company says the plant - one of a series of new developments around the world - demonstrates its commitment to both the China and Asian markets.

The new 7,650-sq.-meter plant encompasses two separate factories as well as office space.

“Investing in a market in which we are already active and which is predicted to enjoy double-digit, year-on-year growth for the foreseeable future wasn’t a difficult decision for tna,” says Michael Green, managing director of tna. “Any global business wanting to be taken seriously in China really needs to invest on the ground.

tna says it chose the location because of the area’s strong industrial base and its proximity to both Beijing and Shanghai.

The site also is near the Liuting International Airport, Qingdao Port and a comprehensive road network, which provides an ideal base to reach out to industrial customers and ensure stable continuity of supply and service.

“As a result of tna’s global credibility, we’re able to create a manufacturing footprint and a number of new jobs in an extremely important market for us,” Green says. “This is all designed to ensure that tna can meet the huge increase in packaging demand from the Chinese and wider Asian market.”

The new plant construction follows a period of recent expansion across three continents.

tna now produces its end-of-line packaging solutions - including the tna robag 3 vertical form fill and seal (VFFS) bagger and tna roflo VM distribution system - in Australia, the United Kingdom and now Qingdao, China.

For more information, visit www.tnasolutions.com.