tna has acquired FOODesign, expanding its portfolio to offer food manufacturers a choice of processing solutions. Located in Oregon, FOODesign brings more than 20 years of experience in design, installation, and service for total food processing plants to tna.
Alongside its existing portfolio of packaging, seasoning, and weighing equipment, tna now offers a variety of FOODesign fryers and cookers, including kettle batch fryers and continuous fryers as well as baking and toasting ovens, and specialty roasting equipment. These systems are suitable for use across a wide variety of applications including meat, poultry, seafood, bakery, confectionery, and snack foods.
“This move underlines our commitment to servicing our customers’ growing needs for flexible and efficient turnkey solutions. With FOODesign providing equipment to many of the top 100 food processing companies in the world, the acquisition gives tna access to all the necessary skills, networks, market knowledge, and relationships to provide customers with a new choice in processing equipment—from fryers and feed systems through to packaging and controls. We are confident that we can add value to our customers’ entire line and achieve significant economies of scale,” said Michael Green, Managing Director at tna.
The acquisition is effective from May 1, 2014. FOODesign will retain its brand and become integrated into the tna group.