Welcome to Zespri, one of the world’s most successful horticultural marketing companies and NZ’s largest horticultural exporter, exporting more than 131 million trays of kiwifruit to 53 countries around the world, managing 30 percent of the global volume. We’re part of a global team of growers, post-harvest suppliers, employees, distributors and retailers dedicated to consistently providing quality, fresh kiwifruit.
With sales revenues of $2.4 billion, the Zespri® Brand is recognised as the world leader in premium-quality kiwifruit. Based in New Zealand, we are 100 percent owned by current or past kiwifruit growers, and employ approximately 500 people in New Zealand, Asia, Europe and North America. On behalf of our 3,200 growers in New Zealand and 1,200 growers based elsewhere, we manage kiwifruit innovation, supply and distribution management and marketing of Zespri® Green, Zespri® Organic Green, Zespri® Sweet Green, Zespri® SunGold, Zespri® Organic SunGold and Zespri® Gold Kiwifruit.
Zespri invests heavily in the future of New Zealand kiwifruit. Our plant breeding programme is the world’s largest and most advanced, with 75,000 potential new varieties. We are also at the cutting edge of research on kiwifruit health and nutrition, on-orchard productivity and sustainability, to name a few. This passion, innovation and investment ensures Zespri’s position as the world’s premier kiwifruit brand.