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tna acquires Processing Equipment Manufacturer FOODesign

Alf Taylor, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of tna (right) shaking hands with Joseph Mistretta, President of FOODesign
May 3, 2014
tna announces the acquisition of FOODesign, expanding its portfolio of food processing equipment.

Located in Oregon, USA, FOODesign brings more than 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.

Commenting on the expansion, Michael Green, managing director at tna, said: “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 Joseph Mistretta, President of FOODesign. “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 maximising our ability to service our international customer base more effectively.”

The acquisition will be effective from the 1 May 2014. FOODesign will retain its brand and become integrated into the tna group.
Companies in this Article
FOODesign Machinery & Systems, Inc. is a United States based company that provides food processing equipment and solutions. FOODesign manufactures heavy-duty precision built cooking and processing machines that are affordably priced.
TNA Australia is a manufacturer of packaging systems, turn key systems and distribution services