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TNA feeding ambitions: Kingsway Confectionery increases capacity by 50%

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Fast and flexible packaging solutions from TNA help to meet growing demand

Kingsway Confectionery, a renowned family-owned company specialising in packaging retail-ready products for over 30 years, has strengthened its position as a leading confectionery packaging company in Australia through its longstanding partnership with TNA solutions. In its latest facility upgrade, TNA's integrated packaging solution has enabled Kingsway Confectionery to increase production capacity by 50% and meet the demands of its expanding customer base. With state-of-the-art, Australian-made machinery, TNA offers fast changeovers, superior product flexibility, easy maintenance and cleaning, and optimised speed performance. Its unmatched customer support ensures high production uptime, keeping Kingsway Confectionery’s customers happy.

Supporting growth with speed and flexibility

To remain competitive in the confectionery market, Kingsway Confectionery recognised the need for machinery that could enhance performance and speed. Seeking a solution that could support a wide range of bag sizes, cater to its diverse customer base, and provide a strong return on investment, Kingsway Confectionery integrated  a third tna robag® vertical form, fill and seal (VFFS) packaging system into its production line.

The robag® is renowned for its high performance, offering exceptional speed and flexibility. It empowered Kingsway Confectionery to efficiently package any type of snack or food application. Raymond Wicks, General Manager of Kingsway Confectionery, attested to the significant impact of the integration: "Adding a third robag machine increased our capacity by 50%. We went from 40 – 59 bpm to 80 – 100 bpm for bag sizes spanning anywhere from 30 to 400 grams."

In addition to improving speed and efficiency, the tna robag® seamlessly fit into operations as a complete solution. The integration with the tna intelli-weigh® alpha provided a simple and accurate weighing solution, enhancing flexibility for rapid product changeovers. This enabled Kingsway Confectionery to scale production capacity and meet the evolving needs of its customers without disruptions.

The tna robag® is the latest development in the evolution of VFFS packaging machines. With 99% output efficiency, tna robag enhances the production performance and efficiency.The tna robag® is the latest development in the evolution of VFFS packaging machines. With 99% output efficiency, tna robag enhances the production performance and efficiency.

Keeping uptime high with timely maintenance 

Beyond enhanced packaging capabilities, Kingsway Confectionery also highlighted the importance of timely technical support and readily available spare parts. TNA's global presence and commitment to customer support ensured that Kingsway Confectionery could resolve any challenges efficiently. TNA’s highly skilled technical support team, coupled with the availability of necessary parts, enabled Kingsway Confectionery to minimise downtime and maintain operational excellence.

Raymond expressed his satisfaction with TNA's support, stating, "Over the last 14 years, we wouldn't have had a machine down for longer than a day due to TNA's team helping us." The proximity of TNA's factory in Melbourne further facilitated swift access to spare parts, streamlining maintenance and support.

TNA continues to empower confectionery producers with innovative technologies and comprehensive support. The partnership with Kingsway Confectionery exemplifies the companies’ shared commitment to efficiency, quality and customer satisfaction.

To read the full case study on how TNA worked with Kingsway Confectionery, click here.

About TNA solutions

TNA solutions is a global leader in food processing and packaging solutions, committed to helping people succeed responsibly in a changing world. With over 40 years of experience, TNA’s global team of experts have installed more than 14,000 systems in over 120 countries. The company creates and sustains solutions that help customers realise goals and exceed their expectations, with performance, responsibility, and a customer-centric approach at the core of the business. A collaborative, consultative approach ensures measurable results and lasting success, with solutions designed to evolve and perform over time. As an inclusive partner, TNA supports a growth agenda that goes beyond business, emphasising its commitment to people, prosperity and the planet in harmony. TNA is a powerful advocate of social justice, and aims to support children in disadvantaged communities through education, healthcare, and social enterprise programmes, through the humanitarian initiatives undertaken by the Nadia and Alf Taylor Foundation.

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