Founded in 1982 as a grower and shipper of California avocados, West Pak began operations from a small packing house in Fallbrook – the heart of the state’s avocado growing region. West Pak has a disciplined approach to delivering quality produce and the ability to forge strong partnerships with regional growers earned them a solid reputation in the industry. In 1992, they opened a new, state-of-the-art, 40,000 square foot packing facility in Temecula, California to service an expanding customer base throughout North America and Asia. In 1996, they formed their Mexican subsidiary – Grupo West Pak de Mexico – and opened an advanced 90,000 square foot packing facility in Uruapan, Michoacán. Today, West Pak is proud to be a major force in the avocado industry. Their extensive relationships with domestic and international growers – combined with their mastery of transportation logistics, ripening technology and marketing expertise – translate into year-round availability of quality produce. And their status as a financially strong, privately-owned company allows West Pak to continue their sole focus on serving their customers.
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West Pak currently owns or leases avocado orchards in all three major growing areas in the Western hemisphere: the U.S.; Mexico; Chile; and Peru. West Pak offers seven of the most popular avocado varieties including: Hass, Lamb, Zutano, Bacon, Fuerte, Pinkerton, and Reed. Availability varies by season and climate. West Pak’s commitment to delivering superior produce begins at the orchard. Their unique approach involves maintaining an active role in the growing process at home and abroad. West Pak grows their fruit in the best suited climates on the western hemisphere. They produce their own fruit in California and Mexico and work with top growers in Peru and Chile to provide quality produce.
As a leader in the avocado industry, West Pak takes their responsibility for food safety seriously. West Pak’s commitment to consistently observing best food safety practices extends to all levels of their organization, from in-house inspections to employee training to customer education. West Pak’s safety program is further enhanced through regular audits conducted by Primus Laboratories – a respected, third-party consultant. They’re also proud to be certified food safe and a USDA Organic facility. West Pak’s safety regimen includes maintaining real-time data on all product shipments. Their state-of-the-art, computerized Trace Recall System provides instant tracking of every shipment from grove to customer, ensuring our ability to remove produce from the distribution chain at any point, should the need arise.