Packhouse Partners

We’ve partnered with the best packhouses in the business to ensure your fruit begins its journey to off-shore markets in optimum condition.

Their teams are dedicated to providing you with professional facilities and knowledgeable advice,  working alongside our technical experts to provide a total wrap-around grower support service.

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Apata has an experienced and dedicated avocado team who provide trusted and up-to-date technical knowledge, as well as quality support, to its portfolio of growers and the New Zealand avocado industry in general. It is because of this respected offering that, for many years now, Apata has been New Zealand’s largest avocado harvester and packer.

Supported by its strategic partnerships with AVOCO, Apata leads the way in providing growers with exceptional services throughout the value chain; from the orchard to market.

As export markets expand and consumers become more discerning, Apata is well placed to provide quality, safe and secure product.

Key contact:

Terry Russell

Phone: 07 552 0521
Mobile: 027 836 2342

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DMS Te Puna

DMS is a professional avocado orchard management and post-harvest operator, providing a full range of services for growers across the Bay of Plenty.

From orchard advice, through to orchard management and packing, DMS has all your growing needs covered. Its experienced team includes growers too and they work hard to fulfil the goals of your orchard as much as their own. Their proven management strategies regularly achieve outstanding results for clients.

Avocados are packed at the DMS Te Puna site which features a modern grader that incorporates soft fruit handling systems that combine to maximise quality and optimise packouts.

Key contact:

Phil Chisnall

Phone: 07 552 5916
Mobile: 027 482 0271

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Far North Packers

Far North Packers has been the region’s dominant packhouse for 30 years and has always served the most established avocado growers. It aims to provide a secure and profitable future for avocado growers by delivering exceptional post-harvest support and packing services. 

The team’s extensive local knowledge and packhouse location at Awanui offers its export suppliers a distinct advantage.

With ongoing investment in the business, coupled with a desire to contribute to the region’s success, Far North Packers is well positioned to continue serving growers for another three decades.

Key contact:

Tom Clark

Phone: (09) 406 7572
Mobile: 021 906664

Golden Mile Fruitpickers

Golden Mile Fruitpackers

Golden Mile Fruitpackers are specialist avocado packers for domestic and export markets, packing  exclusively for AVOCO in the mid-North.

Trusted by the region’s most experienced commercial growers, Golden Mile is well-equipped to handle early season and late market packing for growers, and manage all your harvest requirements.

The packhouse comfortably handles large volumes of avocados, using a combination of experienced operators and the latest technology to efficiently process and pack your fruit to the highest standards.

Professional orchard support is available all year from Golden Mile’s grower liaison team who, as growers themselves, understand your technical challenges and work with you to find solutions.

Key contact:

Brett Jeeves
Managing Director

Phone: (09) 438 2326 – Ext 2
Mobile: 021 273 6301

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Family owned and operated, KauriPak is one of the Bay of Plenty’s most trusted packhouses.

Its grower liaison team and support staff have decades of experience between them and their collective industry knowledge is second to none.

They are dedicated to servicing growers 12 months of the year and share their clients’ passion for fruit quality and improving the health of their trees. Their personal service ensures each grower is valued, regardless of the size of their orchard.

Harvest management and pest control advice are among its core services.

KauriPak packs exclusively for growers supplying Team Avocado Trust.

Key contact:

Jenny Gilliver

Phone: 07 549 1047
Mobile: 021 157 6670

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Based in Te Puke, Trevelyan’s packs avocados all year round, serving growers across the Bay of Plenty, Motiti Island, Coromandel, East Cape and Hawkes Bay. Orchard sizes vary from less than 1ha to more than 10ha.

Experienced packhouse staff work hard to care for your fruit and pack it in in optimal condition within state-of-the-art facilities. Its professional grower liaison team prides itself on helping growers achieve strong orchard gate returns for export markets through outstanding technical support and orchard management advice.

With a strong focus on quality and sustainability, Trevelyan’s strives to be industry leaders and innovators.

Key contact:

Daniel Birnie

Phone: 07 573 0085
Mobile: 027 486 6969


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