Avocados have been viewed and used by many kiwifruit post-harvest businesses as an opportunity to keep key staff and operations ticking between kiwifruit seasons.

This is not the case at Apata Group Limtied – we have a long history of providing dedicated resource and investment to the avocado industry, and have for many years now been New Zealand’s largest harvester and packer. This critical mass means we can deliver a much better domestic and export market proposition. With the recent strategic partnership formed between our fruit marketers Team Avocado and Primor to form Avoco, we are leading the way in the development of exciting and lucrative new export markets.

Post-Harvest Capability

We have two of the avocado industry’s largest and most technically advanced packing operations.  We are the largest single supplier to the Avoco export programme.