Speaking to FoodProductionDaily from Hispack 2015 in Barcleona, ( April 21-24), Alex Freixa, regional sales manager, tna Europe, said the company was excited to showcase its products for the very first time.
Spanish speaking countries
“The Spanish market represents an important one for tna with significant opportunities for future growth,” he said.
“As a global supplier of start-to-finish packaging and processing technology, it’s important for us to let manufacturers know we are here to support their markets, including Spanish speaking countries.
“There is an increasing demand for healthier snacks with innovative flavours, formats and sizes and we believe this trend will continue.Tastes vary from region to region and in Spain, as with other countries, it’s necessary to be knowledgeable in local flavours and food trends.”
Following the company’s acquisition of FOODesign last year it exhibited its FOODesign cryo-jet 5 air cooling system at the show.
It claims, the machine cools food products up to 10 times faster than systems based on forced convection or natural convection cooling, reducing pre-packaging and pre-freezing cooling times and maintaining product quality.
Baked goods, snacks, bars, confectionery and fried foods
It is suitable for applications including baked goods, snacks, bars, confectionery and fried foods and offers in-line cooling in a compact system that cuts floor space typically required by long cooling conveyor systems including spiral belt cooling systems.
“This year has been a very exciting for tna so far,” added Freixa.
“We were pleased to announce the acquisition of Florigo International earlier this year, providing us with access to Florigo’s range of continuous snack and french fry lines. Their technology includes patented continuous vacuum frying lines, french fry lines, multi zone fryers and technology to reduce acrylamide formation.
“Together with the recent addition of FOODesign to the tna group, the acquisition of Florigo enables us to further boost processing capabilities and meet the growing needs of our expanding global customer base.
“Now, customers have access to Florigo’s vacuum technology which allow manufacturers to cook their products at lower temperatures, preserving their natural colours, textures and flavours of the product while reducing the formation of acrylamide by up to 95%.”