Tna Boosts Customer Support in Mexico’s Growing Market
Sydney, Australia-headquartered tna, a supplier of integrated food processing and packaging equipment with over 35 years of experience and 14,000 systems installed in more than 120 countries, has opened a new office and training center in Mexico. The Santiago de Querétaro facility has been established to provide food manufacturers in the region with a range of services and enhanced technical support.
“Our business and team in Latin America have grown immensely in recent years,” commented Thiago Roriz, general manager. “We’ve experienced a 31% increase in sales during the last three years alone, and have doubled the size of our local sales and technical support team. Our new site is almost three times bigger than our previous office, which means we’re not only able to accommodate a growing team, but can now also offer our customers a dedicated training area.”
Offering a wide range of on-site and online training programs, the training facility is designed to help clients improve workplace safety, reduce downtime, increase operational efficiencies and maximize the lifespan and performance of a wide range of tna kit that runs the gamut from cooling and freezing equipment to systems for handling, processing, coating, distribution, seasoning, weighing, packaging, inserting and labelling, metal detection, verification and end of line solutions.
Mexico in Numbers
Mexico’s gross domestic product expanded at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6% from 2011-16. The combination of a growing economy and large youthful population has had a positive impact on the local food manufacturing industry. Having achieved a value of US $2,696.8 million in 2016, the savory snacks sector alone is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% during the 2016-21 period. Similarly, it is anticipated that per capita consumption of confectionery in the country will increase from 2.54kg in 2017 to 2.64kg by 2022 – higher than the global average of 2.48kg and the regional Latin American level of 2.49kg in 2017.