SYDNEY— TNA co-founders Alf and Nadia Taylor have been awarded the 2018 Ethnic Business Award in the “Medium to Large Business” category. The award recognizes migrants who have come to Australia and made significant contributions to the country’s economy.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison presented the honor to Mr. and Ms. Taylor at the 30th Ethnic Business Awards gala dinner. The couple was celebrated for their entrepreneurship, global economic success and philanthropic work.

TNA was established in 1982 by Mr. Taylor, who immigrated to Australia from Scotland in 1966, and his wife, Ms. Taylor, who immigrated the same year from Egypt. The food processing and packaging equipment manufacturer has since grown to include 30 sales and support offices around the world.

 “We’re truly honored to have won such a prestigious award,” Ms. Taylor said. “When we first arrived in Australia, neither of us would have ever imagined that we would eventually turn our dream of owning our own business into a reality. We feel incredibly lucky to be one of Australia’s many migrant success stories and are truly grateful for the opportunities this country has offered us.”