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TNA Founder Alf Taylor among Most Influential Engineers

July 6, 2009
Alf Taylor, founder of tna, has been named one of Australia's 100 most influential engineers of 2009 in the June edition of Engineers Australia. Published annually, the list identifies the country's leading engineers in academia/research, associations, consulting, engineering expertise, industry, public service, and politics.

Taylor, who received his degree in mechanical engineering at the University of New South Wales, was selected for his innovative work in the packaging industry. The first piece of equipment he designed, the robag, found rapid market acceptance. The robag is a servo-driven vertical form, fill, and seal continuous motion flow wrapper, that employees algorithmic multi axis control to produce efficient, high-speed bagging, and has become a global market standard in the food packing industry.

The company, which Taylor and his wife, Nadia, founded in 1982 with the success of the robag, has gone on to invent a line of efficient, integrated solutions for the food packaging industry including: the robag 3 ttx (twin) vertical form, fill, and seal bagger; roflo 3 gateless transfer and distribution system; and the intelli-flav 2 flavoring system.

In addition to this recent honor, tna has made the BRW’s (leading Australian business magazine) Fast 100 list for the last nine consecutive years and also made the BRW’s list of Top 500 Australian privately-owned companies. In 2003, tna was inducted into the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame and won two Processing & Packaging Machinery Association awards in 2004.

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