tna has announced the opening of a new office and training facility in Mexico that provides local food manufacturers with a range of new services and enhanced technical support.

Located in Santiago de Querétaro, the new office enables tna to accommodate its growing sales and technical support team and allows the company to better respond to regional business growth. Featuring state-of-the-art facilities, a modern design and open plan layout, the new office also incorporates a brand new training centre to ensure food manufacturers receive first-class technical support and are able to maximise the performance of their tna equipment.

General manager at tna Latin America Thiago Roriz, said: “Our business and team in Latin America have grown immensely over the last few years.

”We’ve experienced a 31% increase in sales in 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 our growing team of experts, but can now also offer customers a dedicated training area. That way, they can be sure that their teams are equipped with the knowledge and tools to safely operate all our equipment, while ensuring that it runs at the high levels of performance it was designed for.”

Inspiring new standards of excellence

tna’s new training centre of excellence delivers tna’s customers with a training experience that goes far beyond standard operating instructions by offering them detailed insights into the functions of tna’s cutting-edge equipment in a live operational environment. In combination with tna’s wide range of on-site and online training programmes, the new training facility will help customers improve workplace safety, reduce downtime, enhance operational efficiencies and maximise the lifespan and performance of their tna solution.

Mexico in numbers (Source: GlobalData)

Mexico’s gross domestic product (GDP) per capita grew at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6% during the 2011 and 2016 period.

A growing economy and a large young population have had a positive impact on the local food manufacturing industry. With a value of Mex$50,339.9 million ($2,696.8 million) in 2016, the savoury snacks sector is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% during the 2016–2021 period.

Similarly, per capita consumption of confectionery in Mexico is expected grow from 2.54kg in 2017 to 2.64kg by 2022, which is higher than the global (2.48kg) and the regional Latin American (2.49kg) levels in 2017.