Our growers are the cornerstone of our avocado family – That’s why we’re so committed to providing tailored field services for every grove in order to meet each grower’s individualized needs. With local representation throughout California’s 8,000 acres of growing areas, West Pak field specialists use their years of propagating expertise to assure growers accurate and profitable farming support. Along with fair and competitive prices, our team is committed to helping growers realize a successful harvest and to stay a step ahead in an ever-increasing competitive market.
Some of the benefits of being a West Pak grower are that our team can tailor a program directly to you and your needs. We are the innovators, and always have our ears open to what the growers’ concerns are. - Andrew Gabryszak, Southern Field Manager
Daily, we haul approximately 450-500 bins, or 425,000 lbs., of avocados from our California groves to our packing plants. Our fleet is part of a broader mission at West Pak called “Commitment to Innovation.” Using the latest technology, our drivers map, notify and update their whereabouts every minute of the avocado journey. This process allows us to route our fleet efficiently and reduce pollution at the same time. Our growers and production staff receive real–time information, which improves efficiency and reduces costs.
Our growers expect pickups to be quick and efficient. Our network alerts you via email when your empties or full bins have been collected. No other avocado company offers inside-the-grove communications like West Pak. We understand our growers’ needs and in all cases, are here to make a difference.
California Emission Standards and Costs
The California Environmental Protection Agency states, “By January 1, 2023, all trucks and buses will need to have installed 2010 model year engines or equivalent.” The majority of our trucks have new factory or DEF Clean Air System installed, which meet or exceed California’s federal and state clean air regulations.
Advertising on the Avocado Highway
Each West Pak truck is a unique reminder to the general public and produce industry that California is the “Home of the Hass Avocado.” From delivery to trade shows, whether wrapped or branded, our fleet is designed to be seen by all who know and love avocados.
“I have been packing with West Pak for 15 years. The drivers at West Pak have always been courteous, respectful, and careful with my fruit. The equipment always looks new and it’s good to see the commitment West Pak has to the California industry.”
“I really appreciate the service of [West Pak’s] company drivers. They take pride in their work.”
Avocado category management is the systematic approach to understanding and identifying individual market behaviors for strategically enhanced performance and profitability. West Pak provides market-specific data, category options, resources, secure account management through online accounting and trade links to maximize your avocado category.
Utilizing Industry-specific data in providing avocado category performance by region, including trends relative to the national market, regional composite data, historical data, market DMA reports, fruit trending reports, category reports and other useful metrics. Let us help you understand these statistics to better manage your avocado category and accurately identify market-specific sales opportunities.
Are you thinking outside the box when it comes to the management of your avocado category? We provide customized pack options designed for individualized market behaviors that deliver the best configuration for your market. Let the leader in product innovation assist you in engineering a concept that works towards refining your category.
West Pak provides dynamic and secure online resources for our customers. Through collective data management, conveniently access online tools to create informed decisions on your category’s performance. Whether it is real-time, day-to-day electronically generated content delivered to your inbox, or year-over-year trend data, the information is at your fingertips.
We have an active role in each of the avocado boards. Through constant communication with our trade associations, let us connect you to available opportunities, imaginative promotions, contests and marketing programs aimed at growing your avocado category. We invite you to browse the Avocado Marketing Commission sites to access and utilize the array of tools that are available to you.