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Story of Tana

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. Soon after that Tana’s first steps towards becoming a global waste management business were taken.

Today Tana is one of the world's leading manufacturer of machines and equipment for mechanical processing of solid waste. We are a pioneer of using electrical control systems and intelligent solutions in our equipment. All our operations derives from data driven business which we continuously develop further in close cooperation with our customers.

1970 One smart young man

Back in 1970 there was a young Finnish entrepreneur and inventor who wanted to act smarter. He developed a landfill compactor built around an ordinary tractor equipped with rubber wheels. Soon also 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 steps towards becoming a global waste management business were taken. Our name ”Tana” derives from a Finnish word meaning robust and sturdy. When the company was sold, its new owners wanted to keep things simple and productive. Switching the focus into developing the best tools for landfill customers brought a complete turnaround. All product lines other than landfill compactors were discarded. Customer experiences and feedback were gathered and carefully listened to in order to create even better landfill compactors.

Kone-Jyrä Oy was founded by young inventor with strong purpose. First landfill compactor was manufactured and sold in an exhibition in Hanover, Germany, in 1971.

1995 Oy Tanacorp Ltd. New owners started a change for more simple and productive company.

Changing focus into developing the best tools for landfill customers brought a complete turnaround and the principle of continuous improvement was adopted.

2008 Smart machines creates smarter work

We realised that what we really wanted to help our customers with was improving their business. So instead of just the machines, we look at the customer’s whole operation. We went back to the users: what would help them to act smarter with our robust machines? We took a leap of faith and decided to merge our machines with intelligent systems. We were one step ahead with our vision for the future and the IOT. Today we can already offer a smart yet simple real-time platform that helps our customers manage their operations – and ultimately make more money.

Tana Oy. Improving solutions from landfills to material handling. Tana became a game changers in the field and developed a new, robust and versatile tool for the shredding process – one machine could do the work of two. The first slow speed shredder was introduced in 2006.

2020 Data driven business and service development.

Continuous development in close cooperation with our customers is our passion. We started a journey of brand development: we want to communicate who we truly are, and what we aspire to be in the future. In order to inspire our own people to do their best, we need to highlight the impact their work has – on the lives of our customers, and for the wider world.

Desire for continuous improvement lead us where we are today. It requires courage to continuously improve and commitment to get things done. It would not be possible without openness and co-creation of our customers.