Tesa opens new site in Haiphong

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.

tesa officially opens new site in Haiphong expanding its footprint in Asia

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 officially opens new site in Haiphong expanding its footprint in Asia

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 further development of production at its plants. About half of the products to be manufactured at the Haiphong site are water-based adhesives. A photovoltaic installation is to be installed that will cover about 10 per cent of the site’s annual energy consumption. Paired with a rainwater treatment plan, this will assist in obtaining LEED Gold Standard certification, demonstrating Tesa’s commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.

“This ambition is a testament to our efforts to minimise our ecological footprint by utilizing sustainable manufacturing practices while delivering high-quality products to our customers,” said Stefan Schmidt, head of Tesa’s supply network, responsible for worldwide logistics and production at Tesa. “I am sure our investment will pay off and our customers will appreciate the fast and flexible delivery.”

As a multinational company, Tesa develops innovative adhesive tapes and self-adhesive product solutions for various industries, commercial customers, and end consumers. There are already more than 7,000 Tesa adhesive solutions that help improve the work, products, and lives of its customers. These days, the focus is on sustainability and energy-saving processes and the company is investing in the development of environmentally friendly products and solvent-free manufacturing processes, as well as in the use of renewable energy at its locations.

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