Following acquisitions and increased exports along the tna group; tna Australia has seen 29 per cent growth since the previous financial year, with the company’s general manager optimistic of reaching 30 per cent growth by the FY end.
Australian Printer caught up with tna at Auspack, as one of the longest running Australian companies at the show, was founded two years before the initial Auspack, and first attended the show in the late 80s.
Magdy El Dessouky, general manager, tna Australia, explains, “The company has experienced huge growth since exhibiting at Auspack in 2017, the same year it acquired fellow Australian company NID, a starch moulding specialist business.
“NID helped us, opening the confectionary processing market, where we were previously only in confectionary packaging. We also had more confectionary orders in other regions like the Americas.
“I have witnessed Auspack since 2015, and have seen a great improvement. We launched our previous case packer at Interpack in 2017, and have a new case packer coming at the end of this year. That is the fastest in the world, 300 packs per minute, and one of the smallest in terms of real estate, a benefit to factories who need more capacity in a smaller space.
“We have also made new developments on our famour popular Robag.
“I have seen the focus shift towards automation and robotics on the show this year. I have seen several stands with pick and place suppliers, whereas I only noticed one in 2017.
“I mean walking robots. Not just automated handling equipment.
“Talking to fellow colleagues in the industry, OEM suppliers seem to be moving towards smart factory concepts, offering customers the ability to gain data from machines, making use of it to enhance their factory performance.”
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