Tana Oy is an environmental technology company, which specializes in machines and equipment for mechanical processing of solid waste. The company manufactures landfill compactors and recycling machinery. Tana is a pioneer of using electrical control systems and artificial intelligence solutions in its equipment. It all started with courage, fueled by Finnish integrity when a young entrepreneur and inventor wanted to act smarter. He developed a landfill compactor built around an ordinary tractor equipped with rubber wheels. It’s all about working together globally and locally in 50 countries and counting. We focus on taking the best care of our customers and our authorized distributor network supports the lifespan of the machines with technical support, after-sale services and spare parts. Tana holds a 20 share of the landfill compactor markets, being a market leader in several countries.
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When Tana was starting its business in the early Seventies, the times were very different from now. Re-using raw materials was not much of a priority and making use of the processed waste on a larger scale was still far in the future. When Tana built the first efficient machines for mechanical waste processing, the doors to a new thinking were opened – and so began their visionary work for realizing the value in waste. Over time, the added functionality and intelligence raised the recycling efficiency of their machines to a whole new level.
When Tana started its second 50-year cycle, the circular economy had become commonplace. The importance of recycling and waste utilisation was realized all across the globe, while the improvements in technology made recycling more sensible and efficient. The new thinking that was in its bud 50 years ago has fulfilled its promises and blossomed to new possibilities.
Tana's products are exported to 50 countries through its comprehensive network of local distributors. Tana holds a 20% share of the landfill compactor markets, being a market leader in several countries. Tana launched its TANA Shark product line of slow-speed waste shredders in 2006 and has managed to reach an impressive position in such a short period of time.
In 2022 Tana is one of the world's leading manufacturers of machines and equipment for mechanical processing of solid waste. The company is a pioneer of using electrical control systems and intelligent solutions in their equipment. All of Tana’s operations derives from data driven business which they continuously develop further in close cooperation with their customers.
We keep our focus on the robust and simple tools that enable hardworking people to work smarter. We help them to keep their focus on the results, not just the machines.
The company slogan TANA From Waste to Value® is a symbol of Tana's devotion to not only produce machinery that is unique in terms of its design and features, but also to provide our customers with solutions and services for improved productivity. Our mission is to improve our customers' businesses and enable them to increase their revenue - from waste to value.
People and industries are talking about IoT, data-driven decision making, and sustainable waste management. We would like to talk about it too, but we decided to drop the jargon. We believe actions speak louder than words. That’s why we keep our focus on the robust and simple tools that make hardworking people work smarter. Tana is all about site-based services, and the machinery that keeps the money rolling right in. To keep things simple, our intelligence and innovativeness are already built into every one of our robust machines.
We are here to turn waste to value.
- Privately owned Finnish company founded in 1971
- TANA machines are exported to more than 50 countries through our global distribution network including 34 authorized Tana distributors
- Authorized Tana distributors represent Tana locally on their territory throughout the lifespan of the machines with technical support, after sales, and spare parts
Tana has always based and will continue to base its technology and service development on customer feedback combined with a high level of engineering experience. All products are purpose- built and unique in their field, and are designed to be simple, robust, cost effective and reliable.
Tana is a leading player in the field of electric control system development which allows customers to use their fleet of TANA machinery to a level that has never been experienced in the sphere of mobile machinery business before. TANA ProTrack® improves machinery performance, allows tailor made programming for individual customer needs and expands customer process information through the internet which is available to operators, owners, service personnel - any party that is required to monitor and improve their business.
Global presence is a must. Tana products are distributed in more than 50 countries in five different continents. This has encouraged us to be very innovative in setting up the service and back-up for our distributors and customers - always keeping in mind that the downtime of every single unit delivered should be at a minimum, regardless of its location. We are there to serve you.
Tana's history goes back to the early seventies when a young entrepreneur and inventor had come up with a sort of a landfill compactor built around an ordinary tractor and equipped with rubber-wheels. The first real landfill compactor with two full-width iron drums was manufactured for an exhibition in Hanover, Germany, in 1971. The unit was sold and delivered to a German customer and so Tana's first step towards becoming a global waste management business was taken. 1971 is considered to be the year of birth of the company.
The landfill compactor was continuously developed. New series kept coming, one after another: S Series, C Series, F Series. The picture above shows a TANA 27C with its proud owners in Spain in the late eighties. Over the years the company name was changed from Tana-Jyrä Ltd. to Kone-Jyrä Ltd. and finally to Oy Tanacorp Ltd. In 1995, the present owner of the company became involved in the business.
That was the start of a complete turnaround in the company and the principle of continuous improvement was adopted. All products except for landfill compactors were given up, the organization and operations of the business were streamlined, new markets were entered into and customer experiences and feedback was gathered and carefully listened to in order to create even better landfill compactors. Product development was carried out in close cooperation with Norwegian customers, the distributor Magne Gitmark & Co. A/S, with whom we still co-operate with today. Eventually, the TANA G Series was born. The business grew steadily the following year, experiencing an annual 15-30% increase in sales volume and profitability.
In 2003 the company, which was named Tana Oy at the time, decided to take another leap forward. Market demands, especially in the EU area, were changing. Instead of just disposing waste in landfills, the recycling and reuse of waste materials and converting waste to energy were creating new business opportunities. Tana Oy did not want to miss out on these opportunities and started by developing a slow speed shredder. The first industrial Series S5430 and S6330 was launched to the European market in early 2006.
The initial phase went better than expected even though we faced the inevitable challenges whenever new machinery is introduced. In 2008 the new generation of slow speed shredders was launched, including two basic models (220 and 440), with a variety of platforms and with the option of being powered by a diesel engine or electric motor.
Despite the excitement of launching a new product, landfill compactors continued to be Tana's main product. The G Series underwent a facelift into Gx Series and new markets in Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America were entered into. Operations were streamlined once again, so as to ensure optimum service, security and quality for our customers all over the world. Today Tana is prepared for the future better than ever before.
The E Series landfill compactor range was introduced in 2012. The appearance of the machine on very contemporary and the performance of the modular structured machine combined with highly innovative machine-intelligence makes the machine stand out from its competitors. First models of H Series landfill compactors were introduces in 2020.
TANA Shark waste shredders are now available in a third generation outcome and they are gaining foothold wherever versatile and reliable shredding machinery is required.
Tana has successfully operated and won market share in an industry where the most significant competitors are huge, multinational corporations which are tens, even hundreds of times the size of Tana. Unique, reliable, high quality products are part of the reason for this, but above all the respect that we show towards our customers, not only in sales and product support but also in our research and development work, contributes to our success. Moreover, our carefully selected distributor network around the world ensures that we can maintain market share despite our small size.
Tana Oy has recognized the environmental influence during the lifespan of its highly innovative environmental technology products. We emphasize highly on minimizing the harmful environmental effects of our products both when it comes to the production process as well as the life time at the end user's. Tana focuses on the environmental friendliness of the products, their recyclability and the economical savings caused by these in designing, producing, distributing and operating Tana machinery.
Tana Oy operates in accordance with several quality and environmental standards and has complied to these. In addition Tana has its own tailor-made environmental policy and programme.
In 2019 TANA's waste treatment machinery was awarded Key Flag. The Key Flag is a sign of Finnish work. The symbol can be awarded to a product that is made in Finland. In addition, the right to use Key Flag Symbol can be assigned to products with a minimum domestic content of 50 per cent of its break-even cost. The calculation takes into consideration all expenses related to the product.
It all started with courage, fueled by Finnish integrity when a young entrepreneur and inventor wanted to act smarter. He developed a landfill compactor built around an ordinary tractor equipped with rubber wheels. Tana’s first steps towards becoming a global waste management business were taken.
Our goal is to develop products of flawless performance and premium design. All prototypes are done in the R&D Center right next to Tana’s own designers for faster product development and higher quality. We help to train Tana’s dealers and personnel, providing virtual reality experience of the machines.
Tana products are distributed in more than 50 countries in five different continents. This has encouraged us to be very innovative in setting up the service and back-up for our distributors and customers – always maximizing uptime of every single unit delivered, regardless of its location. We support our dealers to make more profit by working smarter together. Join our team!
We are in a path of creating a circular economy. Improving the things we already have and do is the simplest way to make a change in this world. We know that connecting machines helps everyone improve their business. That’s why connecting machines is our way of creating intelligent solid waste management technology.