Shanghai, China — TNA Solutions Pty Ltd. has opened an office in Shanghai to offer service support to local customers. Located in the Minhang district, the office is managed by Sean Xu, who recently joined the company as general manager China, and will host sales and technical service staff. The company has operated a manufacturing site in Qingdao, China, since 2011.
“China is one of the major economic players in the world and we are delighted to be opening another site here as we continue to expand our global footprint,” says Alf Taylor, TNA CEO. ”Our installation base in the country is well-established, ranging from baggers, conveyors, fryers and seasoning equipment to complete potato processing and confectionery moulding lines. With our new Shanghai office we are even more accessible to our local customer base and provide them with the support they need to maximize the potential of our integrated packaging and processing solutions.”
Xu has worked for some of the world’s leading food equipment suppliers, according to TNA, adding he is an expert in customized processing and packaging solutions. He says: “I’m thrilled to be joining TNA at such an exciting time for the company. TNA’s growth has been unprecedented in the last few years and its dedication to innovation and engineering excellence are renowned across the industry.
“The Chinese food industry is expected to grow faster than anywhere else in the world. It’s a huge and highly competitive market, but it’s also a market filled with opportunities. In particular food safety and automation will be key issues over the next few years, something TNA is well-equipped for thanks to its comprehensive portfolio of integrated turnkey solutions. There is also a growing number of time-pressed consumers with higher disposable incomes, who desire confectionery products with new tastes and flavors, making it an ideal market for our flexible starch moulding technology from NID.”
To further demonstrate its commitment to its Chinese customers, TNA has set up a brand new Chinese website. Located at www.tnasolutions.cn, the new website featuresTNA’s comprehensive portfolio of complete turnkey products and services in a sleek, clean and modern design, enabling Chinese visitors to the find the right solution in just a few clicks. In addition, Chinese customers can now also access TNA’s extensive library of brochures, product sell sheets and demo videos, technical white papers and solution-based blogs.