Industrias Tajín has announced the opening of its new manufacturing plant and Center for Research and Field Experimentation (CICE) in Jalisco, Mexico, following a $50 million investment.
Founded in 1985, Tajín produces a number of seasonings and sauces, consisting primarily of chilli peppers, lime and salt.
The 161,458-square-foot facility, located on around 20 acres, features three warehouses and ten production lines. The new plant will help increase Tajín’s total production capability by 80% by processing up to 5.3 million pounds of product per month.
With the establishment of the CICE, Tajín says that it aims to transform the local region into a “state-of-the-art zone” for producing high-quality chilli peppers.
Javier Leyva, director of Tajín US, said: “The global consumption of chilli peppers and chilli-based products shows no signs of letting up. Currently, the US is our biggest market outside of Mexico and represents 50% of our global sales.”
He continued: “With Tajin’s presence in more than 65 countries and expanding, our multi-million-dollar investment will allow us to meet this growing demand and increase our global footprint”.
© FoodBev Media Ltd 2023