Tesa, the German manufacturer of adhesive tapes and solutions, opened its new site in Haiphong on October 12 as part of its strategy to regionalise production, expand capacity, and optimise supply chains.
The new site will ensure reliable availability of its products in the region and improve transport capacities for the procurement of raw materials. Tesa currently operates 13 production sites worldwide, including large plants in Germany, Italy, the United States, and China.
The new site in Haiphong is approximately 70,000 square metres in size and has a production capacity of around 40 million sq.m of adhesive tape per year, complementing the existing production site in Suzhou, China which opened in 2005. The additional production capacity will primarily serve the fast-growing Asia-Pacific market, especially in the automotive and electronics industries.
Around 130 employees will work at the Haiphong site during its initial phase, offering employment opportunities in the fields of engineering and production to the local community.
“This €55 million investment in our new site in Haiphong is an important milestone for our strategy to regionalise production and optimise our supply chains,” said Norman Goldberg, CEO of Tesa at the opening ceremony, which included a tour of the site followed by a traditional performance as a symbol of good luck.
“My sincere gratitude goes not only to the passionate and committed Tesa team, but also to the authorities in Haiphong, all our construction partners, and the German ambassador, for your much-appreciated support throughout this entire project,” added Goldberg.
Tesa has made sustainability a priority and is enthusiastically working on this important transformation, which involves the rapid reduction of emissions, a significant improvement in the sustainability of its production process, as well as responsible procurement.
The German adhesive manufacturer has plans to make substantial investments in its environmentally friendly approach with