New Chinese factory
21November 2011 – Tna has recently unveiled its newest manufacturing plant in Qingdao, China. The plant, one of a series of new developments around the world, demonstrates tna’s commitment to both the China and Asian markets by providing local turnkey manufacturing solutions to its customers.
Second largest after the US, China had a gross industrial output of $183.9bn in 2010 according to the Chinese Packaging Federation. Huge growth in the Chinese sector has been partly attributed to the packaged food industry which has seen up to 20% growth per annum in recent years, and the new plant demonstrates significant investment into growth in this sector.
The new Chinese manufacturing plant, which spans 7650m2, incorporates two separate factories and office space and follows a period of recent expansion across three continents. tna now produces its award winning end-of-line packaging solutions including the tna robag 3 vertical form fill and seal (VFFS) bagger and tna roflo VM distribution system in Australia, the United Kingdom and now Qingdao, China.
After a period of exhaustive research, Qingdao District Chengyang, Jihongtan Subdistrict was chosen because of its strong industrial base and its proximity to both Beijing and Shanghai. Excellent transport infrastructure including Liuting International Airport, Qingdao Port and a comprehensive road network make Chengyang an ideal base from which to reach out to industrial customers and ensure stable continuity of supply and service.
“Investing in a market in which we are already active and which is predicted to enjoy double digit year-on-year growth for the foreseeable future wasn’t a difficult decision for tna,” comments Michael Green, managing director of tna.
“Any global business wanting to be taken seriously in China really needs to invest on the ground. As a result of tna’s global credibility, we’re able to create a manufacturing footprint and a number of new jobs in an extremely important market for us. This is all designed to ensure that tna can meet the huge increase in packaging demand from the Chinese and wider Asian market.”