tesa gets green light for new HQ
tesa is to start work on a new corporate headquarters complex next year. The company’s supervisory board has approved the £130 million investment for the new facility in Norderstedt near Hamburg airport. Construction work is expected to start in the first half of 2013 with plans to move in during 2015.
The new facility will bring together the central R&D and technology centres and the marketing division, currently located in three buildings on the premises of parent company Beiersdorf in Hamburg.
“The closely integrated co-operation between these units is an essential factor in the success of our business,” comments CEO Thomas Schlegel.
Steve Plastow, managing director, tesa UK adds: “This move reflects tesa’s continued investment to ensure we meet the ever-changing requirements of customers. Our business files around 70 patents every year on new products and processes and we spend some £50million on R&D annually.
“Currently about 50% of our global sales are from products developed in the past five years and the move to house R&D and technology centres under one roof will enable us to work even more effectively.”