Our Story

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Through continued support from an ever increasing number of Grower Shareholders, we have grown to become the largest post-harvest service provider with some of the most sophisticated equipment in the industry.

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Eastpack Timeline

EastPack Timeline

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1983

Rangitaiki Fruit Packers Ltd (now EastPack) opens in Edgecumbe and packs 60,000 trays for 23 shareholders.

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1987

Edgecumbe Earthquake causes significant damage to the EastPack site and the wider BOP region.

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1996

Purchased Opotiki Co-op, which increased supply to 3 million trays.

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1997

Rangitaiki Fruit Packers Ltd changes name to EastPack Ltd

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2001

EastPack invests more than $20 million and develops the Quarry Road site in Te Puke, the largest fruit processing site in the southern hemisphere.

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2009

EastPack invests in an automated fruit sorter and is the first to develop robotic stacking equipment.

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2010

Psa was discovered in Te Puke, dramatically affecting production and Grower livelihood across the kiwifruit industry.

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2013

EastPack and Satara merge to become the largest Post-Harvest operator in the industry.  

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2014

EastPack re-commissions the Washer Road packing site and installs the latest Compac grading technology.

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2017

EastPack commissions the largest fruit sorting machine in Kiwifruit Industry, a 14 lane Compac fruit sorter with NIR and Spectrim technology.