Global food processing and packaging specialist tna solutions is celebrating 40 years of innovation by reaffirming its commitment to people, the planet and the prosperity of the local communities and regions in which it operates.
As the company enters a new era, its global team of experts is looking ahead to build a fresh, innovative and digitally-forward future.
Established in 1982 by Nadia and Alf Taylor, tna’s 500-plus employees have installed more than 14,000 advanced processing and packaging systems worldwide. The company changed the face of food packaging in 1985 with the launch of its flagship solution — the tna robag vertical form fill and seal (VFFS) packaging system.
“A lot has changed over the last four decades,” said Alf Taylor, CEO and managing director of tna solutions. “We’ve expanded our family of brands with the acquisition of leading processing names like FOODesign, Florigo and NID and added a fully integrated snack and confectionery processing line to our list of industry-firsts. One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is our positive outlook and dedication to serving the needs of our customers.”
The organization’s latest innovation the — tna robag FX 3e — was launched late last year, and more developments in food processing, conveying and packaging systems are planned for the anniversary year ahead.
As part of its commitment to customer-focused progress, tna has launched “tna rethinks” – a new series of blogs and web articles giving tna’s experts a platform to share their unique perspective on top industry trends and help food brands navigate the shifting food processing and packaging landscape.
“With the wealth of 40 years’ industry-leading experience behind us, we’re forging ahead into a new chapter,” Alf Taylor said. “We will continue to embrace a digitally-forward future, while breaking down the complexities of smart systems, consumer trends and regulatory changes with straight-forward, tailored advice. It’s this approach that has made tna the No. 1 choice for thousands of operators and engineers worldwide.”
In parallel to its technical breakthroughs, tna’s success can be attributed to a people-first approach.
“Giving back to the larger international community has always been non-negotiable for us,” said Nadia Taylor, co-founder and director at tna solutions. “This dedication ultimately led to the creation of our humanitarian organization, the Nadia and Alf Taylor Foundation. Over the last 20 years, the foundation has helped transform the lives of over 20,000 people across 39 countries through over 150 grassroot organizations. We actively work towards bettering the lives of the most vulnerable population in society, supporting children through initiatives around education, social enterprise, healthcare, human rights and social welfare.”
In its 40th year, tna is showcasing the philanthropic achievements of the foundation through a series of events across the globe.
“These are events with a purpose,” Nadia Taylor said. “The core aim here aligns with our three main motivations as a business: People, Planet and Prosperity. By encouraging the development of healthy, fulfilling and sustainable livelihoods across different regions, we’re ensuring that our largest industry events benefit more than just those who attend them. We invite our valued customers and partners to join us in putting people first this trade show season.”