As U.S.-based CPG brands and packaging companies expand manufacturing in Tijuana and Mexicali, Mexico, they seek a local packaging partner, and Transparent Container set a plan in motion to expand to the area. When Rohrer acquired Transparent Container in October, 2018, it jump-started Rohrer’s manufacturing expansion to Mexico.
Two key Rohrer personnel have been working on this project since its inception: Steve Fifer, VP of Operations, and Bart Casper, director of research and development. Fifer was an early leader of the project; he provides executive leadership for all of Rohrer’s thermoforming facilities. Casper has a hands-on project management role with the new Tijuana facility.
Rohrer is producing packaging for several key partners. Production has been live throughout the test phase. The team considers Tijuana to be conditionally operational, with a “Grand Opening” occurring after the implementation of a formal Quality Management System.
Rohrer is currently operating four thermoforming lines in the plant, and has a significant expansion plan. The company's expansion will come from existing partnerships.