Beontag opens new global R&D center in Tampere, Finland

The debut marks the final stage of Beontag's initial 40 million USD investment in the region with plans for future investment and global expansion.

Beontag, global manufacturer of pressure-sensitive adhesives and smart tags, has opened a new global R&D center in Tampere, Finland.

Ricardo Lobo, CEO of Beontag, said: 'We are delighted to open a state-of-the-art facility in Tampere. As our company continues to meet the existing and emerging needs of customers around the world, our success depends upon an unshakeable commitment to innovation, best-in-class facilities, top-quality equipment, and a truly exceptional team. We are grateful to have found all that and more here in Tampere, Finland.'

The center hosts a pilot factory to develop innovative products such as bluetooth low energy (BLE) tags. It showcases the resources and expertise of both Beontag and Confidex, a provider of RFID applications and wireless IoT technologies the former acquired in 2022.

The new facility will also house 50 employees with the expectation to grow its workforce by up to 20 percent with a focus on engineering and R&D roles.

Lobo added: 'Research and development will be at the heart of this new facility, and I speak for everybody in our organization when I express my excitement at the prospect of the contributions the Tampere team will make to the borderless and innovative future of both Beontag’s product offerings and the retail industry as a whole, pushing the boundaries of what is possible for product quality, sustainability, and affordability.'

This debut in Tampere follows on the heels of the company’s recent acquisition of a 200,000sqf manufacturing facility in Dayton, Ohio, in December. It also marks the final stage of the company's initial 40 million USD investment in the region with plans for future investment and global expansion.

Luís Balduino, the ambassador of Brazil to Finland, and Ilkka Sasi, deputy mayor of Tampere, both attended the opening ceremony in Tampere.

Lobo said: 'We are proud to play a role in this next step in Finland’s proud history of digital tag production, and we wish to express gratitude to all who have supported us in this next step for our organization.'