tesa is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of technical adhesive tapes and self-adhesive system solutions (more than 7,000 products) for industrial and professional customers as well as end consumers. Since 2001, tesa SE (4,917 employees) has been a wholly owned affiliate of Beiersdorf AG (whose products include NIVEA, Eucerin, and la prairie). Applications for various industrial sectors – such as the automotive industry, the electronics sector (e.g. smartphones, tablets), printing and paper, building supply, and security concepts for effective brand and product protection – account for about 76% of the tesa Group’s sales (2018: 1,342.8 million). tesa also partners with the pharmaceuticals industry to develop medicated patches. tesa earns 24% of its sales in the consumer and craftsmen segment, where 300 products for end consumers make working in the home and the office easier.