Tageos opens manufacturing plant in North Carolina

By the end of 2024, Fletcher will have expanded its production capacity to more than 4 billion units per year.

Tageos, a French designer and manufacturer of RFID inlays and tags, has opened doors to its new US headquarters in Fletcher, NC, marking the beginning of a fully expanded manufacturing presence in the United States.

With a current global annual capacity of 9 billion RFID inlays and tags, the company can already produce more than 2 billion units per year in the heart of the fast-growing American market.

By the end of 2024, Fletcher will have expanded its capacity by another 2 billion units to a total of more than 4 billion units per year.

The new site will enable the company to produce RAIN RFID (UHF) and HF/NFC products with the ARC-certified quality and performance in high volumes.

With the opening of the plant, Tageos has fully implemented the plans it presented just over a year ago. The company had announced its intention to internationalize and expand its production infrastructure by opening two new sites - Fletcher and Guangzhou, China - and at the same time expanding production capacities at its headquarters in Montpellier, France.

The new facility at the Quality Point site in Fletcher houses sales, administration and customer service offices as well as 20,000 square feet of manufacturing space, equipped with state-of-the-art production lines for the latest technology in RAIN RFID (UHF) and HF/NFC inlays.

Around 60 people are already employed in Fletcher, and the investments made amount to ‘several million dollars’, according to Tageos and the local authorities.

On opening day, the company introduced itself as a new corporate citizen in Henderson County with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Local, regional and state officials and partners who have supported the project from the very beginning were invited to join Tageos’ employees at the new location to celebrate the grand opening in an informal setting.

Chris Hykin, Tageos general manager, said: ‘We are delighted to be in Fletcher, North Carolina, and thank everyone for the support and warm welcome we have received. Our new facility is another strong pillar within the Tageos family and our global manufacturing network. It brings us even closer to our customers in the US and all regions of the world, enabling us to even better support them with fast, highly efficient and sustainable delivery capabilities for high performance products and improved customer services.’

In March 2022, Fedrigoni Group has acquired a majority share of Tageos. Through this investment, Fedrigoni aimed to consolidate its position among the top three worldwide providers of self-adhesive materials and diversify into RFID technology and smart labels.