Southlink Supply and Logistics

Southlink provides logistics and inventory/order management services as a Registered Supplier to Zespri for EastPack and six other kiwifruit entities. The contracted volume through Southlink represents approx. 27% of industry volume in 2014.

The Southlink shareholders' objectives are to ensure that Southlink leads the industry in performance of supply of kiwifruit and services to Zespri.

Southlink’s board and management team are fully committed to ensuring that the supply chain design and its commercial drivers are aligned to deliver the best possible fruit into the market throughout the season to maximise returns to growers.

Going forward, in the Psa V environment we are now in, EastPack and Southlink will be focusing on ensuring that the optimisation of the whole of EastPack growers' inventory from orchard to market delivers a superior OGR return to EastPack and its growers. To assist this, SouthLink is working actively with Zespri to improve the efficiency of the whole Supply Chain - “Orchard to Market”

For more information about Southlink please email Richard Fraser-Mackenzie