tesa officially opens new site in Haiphong (Vietnam) expanding its footprint in Asia

  • tesa has opened a new site in Haiphong, Vietnam as part of its strategy to regionalize production, expand capacity, and optimize supply chains.
  • The Haiphong site has a production capacity of 40 million square meters of adhesive tape per year, serving the fast-growing Asian market, particularly the automotive and electronics industries.
  • Committed to sustainability: tesa is aiming for LEED Gold Standard certification

Norderstedt, 12.10.2023 – tesa, an international manufacturer of adhesive tapes and self-adhesive solutions, officially opened its new site in the Vietnamese port city of Haiphong today. The new site is part of tesa’s strategic orientation to regionalize production. It expands the regional production capacity and optimizes 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 meters in size and has a production capacity of around 40 million square meters 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. 55 million Euro in our new site in Haiphong is an important milestone in our strategy to regionalize production and optimize 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 percent 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 percent 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 minimize our ecological footprint by utilizing 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.”

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