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What we do

As custom thermoformers, we understand that no two jobs are exactly the same. As such, we offer complete in-house solutions for all your thermoforming and packaging needs.

Our team is fully integrated in developing your project from concept to production. This begins with a simple email, phone call or introduction. Once we have an idea of what you want to build, we will have our designers come up with a design that is viable and practical for the use of your product.

Upon receiving your go-ahead of the design, we will then build a custom prototype tool and create physical samples to help you see what the final production piece will look like. This will allow you the opportunity to make any minor tweaks that are necessary before the project reaches mass production on the line.

By handling the entirety of the process in house, your account manager is able to give you more concrete timelines, provide a faster turn-around, identify and resolve problems as they arise, ultimately helping you generate the greatest return on your investment.

Our History

Our humble beginnings date back to a spontaneous decision by founder Barry Shepherd in late 1984. After many years working in the packaging and corrugated box business, Barry wanted to realize his dream of owning his own business.

He asked his boss at the time to use one of the office spaces at the building to set up shop and to become a broker and the rest as they say, is history.

Barry and his wife, Denise’s commitment to client satisfaction paired with their honest approach towards conducting business led to a rapid growth within the company. The two initial “employees” grew to a handful, to a dozen, and now, to over 50 employees. The small office space grew to an office building, and now, to a 45,000 SQ FT facility that provides design, prototyping and production capabilities for clients.

On August, 1, 2007, Barry and Denise passed the leadership responsibilities of the business onto their sons. Todd Shepherd took over as the President of the company and Mark became the Vice President.

Under their leadership, Shepherd Thermoforming has continued to grow. We applied for and attained SQF (Safe Quality Food) certification to go along with our fully integrated ISO 9001:2008 license. This allows us to produce custom clamshells, plastic blister packs and other thermoformed and vacuum formed packages to a larger client base.

Our goal has always been to ensure that the client’s needs are taken care of. As such, we take a lot of pride in our processes and our people. If you’d like to get in touch with us, please feel free to Tell Us About Your Project or Contact Us directly.

  • Barry and Denise Shepherd rented out a small office space and created Shepherd Packaging.

  • Moved to 2,000 SQ FT facility in Mississauga.

  • Implemented our first computer system for order processing.

  • Introduced our first in-house thermoforming machine to the facility.

  • Transitioned to a larger, 6,000 SQ. FT facility at 396 Clarence Street in Brampton

  • Incorporated Shepherd Plastics Inc. to manage heavy gauge plastic forming.

  • Created an in-house technical department for designing, tooling and prototyping.

  • Moved into our current 45,000 SQFT facility at 5 Abacus Road in Brampton.

  • Todd Shepherd and Mark Shepherd take over as President and Vice President, respectively of Shepherd Thermoforming and Packaging Inc.

  • Added a new high-performance OMG machine into our production lines.