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tesa, an international manufacturer of adhesive tapes and self-adhesive solutions, has officially opened its new site in the Vietnamese port city of Haiphong. The new site is part of tesa‘s strategic orientation to regionalise production. It expands the regional production capacity and optimises the supply chains to ensure reliable regional availability of both its products, as well as transport capacities and the procurement of raw materials.
tesa currently operates 13 production sites worldwide, including large plants in Germany (Hamburg, Offenburg), Italy, the USA and China. The new site in Haiphong is approximately 70,000 square metres in size and has a production capacity of around 40 million square metres of adhesive tape per year, perfectly complementing the existing production site in Suzhou, China which opened in 2005. The additional production capacity will primarily serve the fast-growing Asian market, especially in the automotive and electronics industries.
In the first phase, about 130 employees will work at the Haiphong site, offering employment opportunities to the local community, especially in the fields of engineering and production, supporting the local economy.
“The investment of approx. €55M in our new site in Haiphong is an important milestone in our strategy to regionalise production and optimise our supply chains,” said Dr. Norman Goldberg, CEO of tesa. He attended the official opening ceremony that included a traditional performance as a symbol of good luck and a site tour. “My sincere gratitude not only to the passionate and committed tesa team, but also to the authorities in Haiphong, all our construction partners and to the German ambassador, for your much appreciated support throughout this entire project.”
Another milestone in tesa’s sustainability agenda: LEED Gold Certification in progress
tesa has made sustainability a priority and is working with great speed on this important transformation. This involves both the rapid reduction of emissions, a significant improvement in the sustainability of production, products, and packaging, as well as responsible procurement. In the coming years, tesa will be making substantial investments in environmentally friendly conversion and further development of production at its plants. About 50% of the products to be manufactured at the tesa site Haiphong are water-based adhesives. A photovoltaic installation is to be installed and will cover about 10% of the yearly energy consumption at the site. 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 utilising sustainable manufacturing practices while delivering high-quality products to our customers,” comments Stefan Schmidt, Head of tesa Supply Network, responsible for logistics and production at tesa worldwide. “I am sure our investment pays off and our customers appreciate the fast and flexible delivery.”