Tesa has completed an expansion at its facility in Sparta, Michigan. The Sparta facility, established in 1982, was tesa’s first manufacturing site outside of Europe.
This investment marks a significant step for tesa in achieving its sustainability agenda, which includes transitioning to solvent-free production in all of its facilities and using bio-based and recycled raw materials, said the company.
In addition to solvent-free production, the site now features an expanded Product and Technology Development Lab and a Customer Solution Center where partners can collaborate with tesa to test and develop more sustainable solutions.
This step aims to strengthen tesa’s partnerships with customers and partners in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
With the completion of the construction work, the facility now boasts an additional 28,000 square feet of manufacturing space, increasing the total area to more than 40,000 square feet.
This new area houses production equipment designed with a “zero waste” concept, which is expected to reduce natural gas consumption by approximately 40 percent once the older machinery is permanently decommissioned later this year. The facility also includes a large product development area, in addition to the new Customer Solution Center. While this phase of construction is complete, another phase is set to begin, which will include the construction of a warehouse.