SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — TNA, a supplier of food processing and packaging solutions, is celebrating its 35-year anniversary. Founded in February 1982 by Alf and Nadia Taylor, the company made large contributions to the snack food industry by developing the TNA Robag, a high-speed vertical form sill system. The company now has over 14,000 equipment installations across more than 120 countries.
“I can’t believe it’s been 35 years since we started TNA,” said Alf Taylor, co-founder and chief executive officer. “Back then, nobody in the industry could imagine that a VFFS system would ever achieve anything more than 60 bags a minute. They said ‘you’re crazy, that’s impossible,’ but we knew our innovation would work.”
Mr. Taylor continued to recall the hard work that went into getting his company up and running.
“It took a lot of knocking on doors, multiple rejections, quite a sum of money and a ridiculous amount of hours working out of a small shed at the back of Smiths chips factory, but in the end we did it,” he said. “We’ll soon be releasing a brand new approach to production line efficiency that will take our customers' performance levels beyond their imagination. It’s an exciting time for us and our customers, and we can’t wait for another 35 years of revolutionary product innovations.”