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Avocado supplier increases treatment capacity with new installation

West Pak Avocado, a supplier of premium avocados, has expanded its Apeel treatment capabilities with a new installation at the company’s facility in Michoacán, Mexico. The first installation took place at West Pak’s Murrieta, CA facility in 2021. The addition of the Michoacán installation in early 2022 significantly increases the company’s capacity to supply Apeel-protected avocados. Both facilities now provide at-source treatment options to deliver a year-round supply of Apeel-protected avocados to retailers in North America, Asia and Europe.

The addition of the Michoacán installation in early 2022 significantly increases the West Pak's capacity to supply Apeel-protected avocados.

“This strategic investment fits perfectly with our objective to provide best-in-class service to our customers,” says Mario Pacheco, West Pak Avocado CEO. “We look forward to providing our retail partners with longer shelf-life with Apeel-treated fruit from our Mexican operations.”

“I am thrilled we have the capability to offer Apeel-protected avocados to customers in all markets that we serve,” says Doug Meyer, West Pak Avocado senior vice-president of sales and marketing. “Apeel protection gives retailers the opportunity to merchandise further-ripened avocados on their bulk displays and increases the size of their bag displays with more time for sell-through. Ripened avocados in bags are also a possibility. Consumers are given more time to enjoy avocados at home. Apeel protection translates to more time and more opportunities for the entire food chain.”

Left to right: Mario Pacheco, Doug Meyer 

“We are excited to expand our operations with West Pak,” says Erich Klawuhn, Apeel senior vice-president of product, adding that Apeel offers a sustainable way to fight food spoilage. “With Apeel’s protection, West Pak’s retailers can offer longer-lasting produce that makes it easier to purchase more while preventing waste.”

For more information:
George Henderson
West Pak Avocado
Tel: +1 (951) 296-5757 

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