Satara Avocado Company Limited ('SACL') has excellent established operational procedures for avocados bourne out of experience accumulated over 35 years of processing kiwifruit and 21+ years of packing avocados.
Satara growers have the flexibility to select the Marketer of their choice, as well as local market options. We have a strong relationship with leading industry exporters who have well-developed overseas markets.
Satara is committed to providing growers with a high level of individual grower service and technical information. Satara holds regular field days and discussion groups, Satara's technical staff and guest speakers address growers in their specific areas of expertise.
PRE HARVEST SERVICES
Satara provides pre-harvest dry matter and maturity testing services prior to submission to an independent laboratory. This is carried out by Satara's own laboratories situated in its Te Puke, Katikati and Glenbervie facilities.
POST HARVEST SERVICES
Satara has efficient and technologically advanced post-harvest avocado facilities. The water-blasting of fruit means Satara growers achieve the best possible Class 1 packouts and the marketplace’s lowest risk profile for market access restrictions.
SACL operates a unique and innovative crop flow program and grower payment system. Growers can participate in a SACL local market payment pool or chose to participate directly with their marketer.
SHARE IN THE PROFITS
Satara's most significant point of difference is its ability to offer avocado growers a co-operative shareholding. All growers who pack export fruit with Satara are able to receive a share of the profits, derived from the company’s post harvest facilities, by purchasing transactor shares.