tna SCOOPS EY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR EASTERN AUSTRALIA
tna, the leading global integrated packaging and processing solutions provider, is delighted to announce it has won the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Eastern Australia. Awarded in recognition of tna’s commitment and dedication to innovation in the food industry, the judging committee praised the company’s hard work and pioneering approach that has been so instrumental in tna’s rise to be a worldwide leader in food packaging and processing.
Considered the world’s most prestigious business award, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year is the only truly global programme of its kind. tna received its award in the industry category. The judges described tna as an Australian icon and commended its focus on innovation in what is, traditionally, a conservative industrial market, to firmly establish itself as a leading light in the global food processing and packaging market
Commenting on the award, Alf Taylor, co-founder and CEO of tna, said: “We are honoured and thrilled to win the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Eastern Australia. Through complete determination, sheer hard work and our desire to always ‘rethink the conventional’, we became a world-leading specialist of cutting-edge processing and packaging machinery, supporting food manufacturers in over 120 countries around the globe. We never stand still at tna, and we won’t be stopping here – we’ll continue to grow and innovate to ensure we are providing the food industry with the best possible solutions to meet market needs. Onwards and upwards!”
Nadia Taylor, tna’s co-founder and director added: “Australians are truly great at innovating but often the biggest challenge is obtaining the funding to create that all-important first prototype. I’m so glad we never let go of our dream and were able to turn a revolutionary idea for packaging food products faster and much more efficiently into a reality and successful business. We’re delighted to receive the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award because it represents our persistence and our dedication, and we hope that inspires our fellow Australians to go after their dreams too.”
Entrepreneurs from more than 145 cities in over 60 countries across the globe participate in the scheme. This year, over 100 entrepreneurs competed in five regional programmes around Australia. tna was selected as one of the winners for Eastern Australia. Following tna’s success in the Eastern Australia regional award, it now qualifies for entry into the national Australia award to be announced in October 2015. The national winner will then go on to represent the country and compete in the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year awards in Monte Carlo in June 2016.
tna is a leading global supplier of integrated food packaging and processing solutions with over 7,000 systems installed across more than 120 countries. The company provides a comprehensive range of products including materials handling, processing, coating, distribution, seasoning, weighing, packaging, cooling, freezing, metal detection and verification solutions. tna also offers a variety of production line controls integration & SCADA reporting options, project management and training. tna’s unique combination of innovative technologies, extensive project management experience and 24/7 global support ensures customers achieve faster, more reliable and flexible food products at the lowest cost of ownership.
FOODesign (a tna company) is a leading innovator in food processing equipment and solutions. The company manufactures heavy-duty precision built cooking and processing machines at an affordable price. Products include cooking and baking equipment, fryers, ovens, cooling equipment, seasoning and coating machines, bulk handling conveyors, distribution and storage systems, as well as controls system technology. In addition, FOODesign offers a range of added-value services including project support and maintenance to ensure optimal performance.
About Florigo Industry B.V.:
With over 60 years of experience in the food processing industry, Florigo Industry (a tna company) is widely known for its ability to boost capacity, improve quality and increase efficiency with its wide range of innovative food processing technology. The company specializes in the design, manufacture and servicing of high-performance processing equipment for the snacks industry, including washing, de-stoning, peeling, slicing, blanching, drying, frying, cooling and freezing equipment. Florigo’s cutting-edge patented vacuum frying and de-fatting technology helps food manufacturers around the world to develop healthier snacks with unique consumer appeal.
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