Better Results Through Working Better
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WELCOME

TO THE AVOCO
GROWER COMMUNITY.

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A SAFE PAIR OF HANDS

TO ENSURE A THRIVING
FUTURE FOR OUR INDUSTRY

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PICK A
BRIGHTER FUTURE

WITH AVOCO


ABOUT AVOCO

The two biggest avocado exporters Southern Produce Ltd, Primor Produce Ltd have formed The New Zealand Avocado Company Ltd to export avocados under the AVOCO trademark.

The formation of AVOCO™ marks the start of a new era for New Zealand's avocado industry. Primor Produce, Southern Produce and our respective growers and packers have joined forces to ensure a thriving future for avocado exports to Australia and beyond. Our combined expertise and long histories are together unmatched.

The new partnership puts aside our long-term rivalry in a bid to heighten the interests and relevance of our avocado industry on a global scale. The formation of the new company coincides with the first tranche of new-season fruit to market – an exciting turning point for us all.

> Our Vision

To ensure a thriving future for avocado exports to Australia and beyond.

> MISSION statement

To further the international success of the New Zealand Avocado industry.

> OUR PEOPLE

Directors

John Carroll,
Primor Produce director and general manager

John Schnackenberg,
immediate past Chairman at NZ Avocado Growers Association & Industry Council Ltd

Hugh Moore,
Team Avocado Trust chairman

Alistair Young,
Southern Produce director, with responsibility for Team Avocado

Discussing the harvest potential: (From left) Alistair Young, Hugh Moore, John Schnackenberg and John Carroll

Senior management

Alistair Young,
Southern Produce director

Ted Thomas,
Primor Produce export manager

   

Grower group leaders

Mike Allan (1),
South Auckland
Ron Bailey (2),
Bay of Plenty
Rob Freeman (3),
Far North
Helen McDonald (4),
Bay of Plenty
Ross Mutton (5),
Far North
         
Rex Scharnweber (6),
Whangarei
John Schnackenberg (7),
Bay of Plenty
Trevor Seal (8),
Bay of Plenty
Hugh Moore (9),
Bay of Plenty
Mark West (10),
Whangarei

 

CAPTION: (From left) Ron Bailey, John Schnackenberg, Hugh Moore,
Trevor Seal and Helen McDonald

CAPTION: (From left) Rex Scharnweber, Mark West, Ross Mutton,
Rob Freeman after the inaugural Avoco growers’ committee
meeting at Classic Flyers in Tauranga

 

 

FULFILLING THE VISION (pdf)

We think what we've achieved is pretty special. But don't just take our word for it. Read what we have to say.

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You can't afford not to.

New Zealand’s record crop in 2014-15 was always going to test us but we enjoy a challenge. This was our chance to prove ourselves in the toughest of market conditions. We fulfilled our vision with OGRs that exceeded expectations across 2.8 million export trays.

 

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Partners: Southern Produce, Primor, Team Avocado

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