Manufacturer of seasonings and sauces expands in Mexico

HOUSTON — Industrias Tajin, a maker of chili seasonings and hot sauces under the Tajin brand, has invested $50 million in a new Field Research and Experimentation Center (CICE) and certified manufacturing facility. LEED in Jalisco, Mexico.

The 161,458 square foot facility is located on nearly 20 acres in Jalisco and includes 3 warehouses and 10 production lines. Tajin said the plant will have the capacity to process up to 5.3 million pounds of product per month, which is an 80% increase over current production capacity.

Tajin said the increased production capacity will make it the world leader in the production and marketing of chilli products.

“Global consumption of chili peppers and chili products shows no signs of slowing down,” said Javier Leyva, director of Tajin US. “Currently, the United States is our largest market outside of Mexico and accounts for 50% of our global sales. With Tajin’s presence and expansion in over 65 countries, our multi-million dollar investment will allow us to meet this growing demand and grow our global footprint.

Founded in 1985 in Mexico, Tajin’s products include chili powder and hot sauces. The company entered the United States in 1993 and now manages its business activity in the United States through Tajin International Corp. based in Houston. The brand entered the Central American and European markets in 2006.

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