At a Glance – tesa SE

One of the world’s leading manufacturers of self-adhesive product and system solutions for industry, retailers, and consumers. Independent European stock corporation and wholly owned affiliate of Beiersdorf AG.

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6500 Supplier with more than 6500 process-optimized and design-oriented self-adhesive product and system solutions; direct business with various industries and sectors; core industries: electrical engineering and electronics, automotive, print and paper; additional sectors: pharma, solar and wind energy, safety and security applications, and counterfeiting protection solutions; distribution business supplies tradesmen and contractors via technical retailers.

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About 300 products for the office, home, and garden: affixing, mounting, packaging, renovating, repairing, insulating, and protection from insects, dust, and drafts.

Locations

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Headquarters
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Regional Headquarters
54
Affilates World-Wide
8 Production Sites
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Research & Development

  • More than 100 Years of experience in coating technology and development of adhesive masses
  • With Research Sites in Germany, the United States and Asia
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  • Employees icon 220 Employees in Research & Development
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    More than 50% Innovation rate
  • Patents icon About 70 Patents each Year on new developments



History

  1. 1890

    First technical adhesive tape launched

  2. 1936

    The tesa®-Klebefilm was launched – later known as tesafilm®

  3. 1941

    The name tesa® is used as an umbrella brand for all self-adhesive products marketed by the group of companies for the first time

  4. 2001

    tesa AG founded

  5. 2009

    Corporate form changed to the SE (Societas Europaea) form

  6. 2012

    tesa® ACXplus was launched

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Employees

4100Employees worldwide
2100Employees in Germany

Business Development

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Corporate Turnover

tesa SE posted stable development in 2015. Sales rose 0.3% in organic terms (nominal figure: 5.9%), to 1,139.6 Mio. € (previous year: 1,076.3 Mio. €.

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EBIT in Mio. Euro

Corporate Profitability

The operating result (EBIT) without special factors reached 191.2 Mio. €, resulting in an EBIT margin of 16.8 % without special factors (previous year: 17.0 %).

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Return on Sales in %

Return on Sales

tesa achieved growth in sales in both the direct business and the retail trade in Europe and the Americas. The development in the U.S. was highly positive, especially in terms of sales of adhesive tapes for the automotive sector. The Asia region, by contrast, saw more muted growth, due in particular to a slowdown in the project business with the electronics industry.

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Regional Sales Distribution

  • Europe w/o Germany 30.26
  • Asia 29.98
  • Germany 25.09
  • USA 14.67

Corporate Responsibility

  • Since March 2006 Member of the UN Global Compact More Information
  • Corporate responsibility and business success firmly rooted in the company’s strategy and at the executive level as equally ranked corporate goals – including within the integrated management system (IMS tesa).
  • Icon Environment Environmental programm with clearly defined, measurable environmental goals
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  • Icon Strategy Strategic focus on the development and use of environmentally friendly, solvent-free production technologies
  • Social commitment focused on protectiong and aiding children and young people