tna, Dallas, Texas, acquired Unique Solutions, a Chicago-based provider of value-added inserts and onserts that are dispensed and/or applied using the company’s full range of inserting and labelling equipment.

Through this acquisition, tna gains access to Unique Solutions’ turnkey In-Pak and On-Pak programs utilizing the company’s continuous perforated bandolier (CPB) technology.

“Unique Solutions was the obvious choice for us,” says Alf Taylor, chief executive officer at tna. “Their solutions are easily integrated into our own packaging equipment, and the company’s focus on partnership and high-performance equipment complements our own values and commitment to being much more than just a supplier to our customers. We’re extremely excited to welcome Unique Solutions to our growing family of brands, and look forward to introducing their services and products to our customers worldwide.”

“We are very excited to be joining the tna team,” adds Joyce Witt, chairman and CEO of Unique Solutions. “After working with tna for many years, becoming part of the company was very easy; it was a natural progression. Especially after realizing that together we can bring Unique Solutions to more people in more places. We share the same philosophy that our customers come first and share the same vision of providing complete turnkey solutions. As tna continues to grow, we look forward to being part of their success, and are excited that we have the opportunity to help more customers achieve new levels of success too.” 

Unique Solutions’ CPB technology inserts value-added two-dimensional (e.g. coupons, magnets and tattoos) and three-dimensional items (e.g. toys, scoops and dry or liquid-filled sachets) into primary packaging at up to 1,000 pieces per minute. Unique Solutions’ equipment design easily integrates with all types of production lines, including high-performance vertical or horizontal form-fill-seal applications as well as cartoning, flow wrapping and conveying lines. Additionally, Unique Solutions’ labelling equipment is compatible with any application requiring wipe-on, blow-on, tamp-on, corner-wrap, swing tamp or vertical form-fill-seal packaging lines.

For tna, the acquisition means that the business adds a wide range of customer-focused solutions to its portfolio of innovative materials handling, processing, coating, distribution, seasoning, weighing, packaging, cooling, freezing, metal detection and verification equipment.

Unique Solutions will retain its brand and become integrated into the tna group.