Baltic boost for Australian firm

Australian processing and packaging solutions provider TNA is opening an office in Russia to support food manufacturers in the Baltics and the wider region of CIS countries with turnkey systems.

TNA Eurasia’s services will include materials handling, cooking and frying, cooling and freezing, distribution, weighing and packaging, metal detection, labelling, case packing and controls integration.

Alexandra Simakova, who brings more than 15 years of sales and business development experience to the role, will manage the company.

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Peter Oussoren, chief sales officer at TNA, said: “We see immense potential in the region with more and more manufacturers looking for high-speed technology that can help them reach the same throughput with a single piece of equipment. Whether that’s a high-capacity fryer or ultra high-speed packaging system, with our advanced turnkey technology, food manufacturers can cater to the increasing demand while maximising their return on investment.”

Commenting on her appointment, Simakova said: “The Russian food industry is very diverse, with each region having its own specific set of preferences. At the same time, we’re also seeing global trends affect local consumer choices. As a global business with a strong regional footprint, TNA is well placed to cater to both the needs of the big multinationals as well as the smaller local manufacturers.”

The Russian office follows TNA’s recent decision to open one in Tokyo, Japan. The company now has more than 30 offices and manufacturing sites around the world and more than 14,000 systems installed across more than 120 countries.