Canadian Packaging

tna acquires FOODesign

Purchase expands tna's food processing options.


May 1, 2014
by Canadian Packaging Staff

tna has announced it has acquired FOODesign, expanding their portfolio to offer food manufacturers a choice of processing solutions.

Located in Oregon, FOODesign brings over 20 years of experience in design, installation and service for total food processing plants to tna.

Alongside its existing portfolio of cutting-edge packaging, seasoning and weighing equipment, tna now offers a variety of FOODesign fryers and cookers, including world leading 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.

Michael Green, managing director at tna, says: “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.”

“Joining the tna group is an exciting prospect for both our company and customers,” adds FOODesign president Joseph Mistretta. “Up until now, our business has primarily focused on North America. Our acquisition by tna instantly opens up a wealth of opportunities, giving us access to a global and extensive sales network, and maximizing our ability to service our international customer base more effectively.”

The acquisition is effective May 1, 2014.

FOODesign will retain its brand and become integrated into the tna group.

tna is a leading global supplier of integrated food packaging solutions with over 6,000 systems installed across more than 120 countries. The company provides a comprehensive range of products including spraying, distribution, seasoning, weighing, packaging, metal detection and verification and promotional solutions, plus system controls and integration solutions.

FOODesign is a leading innovator in food processing equipment and solutions. The company manufactures heavy-duty precision built cooking and processing machines at an affordable price. Products include cooking and baking equipment, fryers, ovens, cooling equipment, seasoning and coating machines, bulk handling conveyors, distribution and storage systems, as well as controls system technology. In addition, FOODesign offers a range of added-value services including project support and maintenance to ensure optimal performance.

For further information, visit: www.tnasolutions.com.