Food processing and packaging solutions tna has opened a new office in Japan to offer a better choice the country's food manufacturers.
The company's new office, situated in central Tokyo in the Marunouchi district, will house technical support and sales staff.
It will directly support the Japanese market with a greater choice of food technology solutions and innovation.
The company will offer an array of start-to-finish solutions ranging from from processing, cooling, coating, distribution, seasoning, weighing, bagging, inserting and labelling, metal detection, verification, controls systems all the way to end-of-line equipment.
Shuntaro Yamasaki will lead the company's Japanese operations. Yamasaki brings with him more than eight years of experience in the packaging and processing industry.
tna Asia general manager Paul Webster said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to announce the opening of our first on-the-ground office in Japan.
“We’ve been operating in the Japanese market for a couple of years now and have been able to build up a solid local customer base. However, as tna has grown and added more brands to its portfolio, so has the interest in our expanding range of turnkey solutions and we felt it was time to further establish our local presence in such a highly innovative and flourishing market.
“The opening of tna Japan k.k. is an exciting milestone for us and yet another important step in our global expansion strategy, which now consists of 30 offices around the world.”
Yamasaki said: “The Japanese food processing market is unique in many ways. Japanese customers have some of the highest expectations when it comes to product quality and put immense value on outstanding customer service and business practice.
“At the same time, the Japanese food and manufacturing industry is considered to be one of the most innovative markets in the world, making it a great fit for a company like tna, which has been pushing boundaries for the last 35 years when it comes to the performance and reliability of its turnkey systems.
“I’m excited to be part of such a dynamic business and look forward to support tna’s existing and new customers with cutting-edge food processing and packaging solutions.”
Image: tna opens new office in Japan. Photo: Courtesy of TNA Australia Solutions Pty Ltd.