Turnkey processing and packaging solutions provider TNA had a successful interpack this year, during which it received additional orders worth over EUR 7 million. The company showcased a variety of its products with the highlight being the launch of the world’s first ultra-high performance case packer for flexible bags–Ropac 5, which is capable of speeds of up to 300 bags per minute. Ropac 5 is part of TNA’s performance 5.0 packaging system. It is the first and only side-load case packer in the world that uses TNA’s patented semi-rotary bag stacking technology to quickly and efficiently pack small to medium, pillowstyle snack bags into secondary containers.
Packaging South Asia met with Mukul Shukla, general manager at TNA Middle East (which looks after the India market), to talk about the company’s presence in the Indian market and its future plans. Shukla said that currently TNA is present in the snacks segment in India. “We have pioneered the automatization in moong daal processing in India,” he said.
He informed that TNA has more than 100 installations in the processing and packaging segments in India and is mainly targeting the Tier-1 and -2 customers. It has an agent in India as well as two engineers to service the existing clients. “We are now looking to establish an office in India as we are of the view that the market has huge potential, especially because the size of processed snacks market is small but growing fast. We are also positive about growth in the confectionery and frozen food segments. All our latest solutions are available to Indian customers,” Shukla shared.
At interpack, TNA also celebrated 35 years of its existence. It also opened a dedicated innovations hall for the entire duration of the interpack fair to accommodate its ever-growing portfolio of turnkey food processing and packaging solutions. Divided into six separate solution areas, the innovations hall hosted food processing and packaging technology for the snacks, processing, nuts and legumes, and fresh and frozen industries, including the Ropac 5.