“AVANZA™ Avocados – the first fruit of choice”AVANZA™ is the brand of AVOCO LTD, a collaborative joint venture marketing company comprising New Zealand’s two largest avocado exporters, Primor Produce Ltd and Southern Produce Ltd and is collectively responsible for managing two-thirds of the total New Zealand crop. In anticipation of significant increases to national crop volumes, the primary focus of AVANZA is to develop new markets beyond our major premium market Australia.
AVANZA’s world class orchard management and quality control systems, combined with New Zealand’s ideal growing conditions, are responsible for producing premium avocados, highly regarded by retailers and consumers alike. New Zealand’s minimum harvest maturity requirement of 24% dry matter is one of the highest in the world and coupled with close proximity to Asian markets allows AVANZA to deliver avocados with unrivalled freshness.
AVANZA also has a long established relationship with California based Mission Produce Ltd, one of the world’s leading specialist avocado handlers. Mission Produce is a strategic partner of AVANZA in developing 12 month supply solutions for customers, particularly in Japan, Singapore and Korea under the joint “Partners in Asia” initiative. Mission Produce source avocados from California, Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Chile. This Asian partnership ensures an uninterrupted supply of premium quality avocados for our customers all year round.