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Asia Pacific: tna buys starch molding company

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tna has acquired Australian confectionery equipment supplier NID, a developer of starch molding equipment and supplier of complete mogul lines for the confectionery industry for over 60 years.

The acquisition provides tna with access to NID’s starch molding technology and forms part of tna’s long-term expansion plan.

This will help tna advance towards becoming a source supplier to the confectionery industry.

Founded by entrepreneur and innovator Hans Arthur Faerber in Sydney in 1952, NID was the first company worldwide to patent the current form of tray stacking on a starch mogul.

Since then, NID has proven itself in starch molding machinery and ancillary equipment, with more than 600 NID moguls installed across the globe.

Its latest generation of high-speed M3000 Mogul is the result of more than six decades of innovation and development and capable of production speeds of up to 35 trays per minute.

Accommodating a wide range of depositing pumps, the M3000 is a fully integrated solution that is suitable for a multitude of starch-molded products such as gums, jellies, marshmallows, fondant creams, liquorice and crusted liqueur.

The acquisition follows the buyout of inserting and labelling equipment supplier Unique Solutions and food processing specialist Florigo in 2015.