Del Rey Avocado Expands its California Operations

Del Rey Avocado Expands its California Operations

A new facility has been added by Del Rey Avocado Co. of Fallbrook, CA, that adds an additional 43,000 square feet of cold storage and ripening rooms to the company’s existing footprint in San Diego County.  The new facility is located in Vista, CA.

The new Southern California facility comes following the company’s January 2017 expansion, when the company purchased a new facility in Vineland, N.J., according to a news release.

The new facility, according to the release, will serve customers in the Western U.S., in addition to imports from Mexico.

“Our growth and expansion would not be possible without the support of our customers and the tremendous relationships we enjoy with them,” Bob Lucy, president of Del Rey. 

“In addition to our customers, our employees are the key to our growth and success. Not a day goes by that we don’t counting our blessing.”

Del Rey Avocado employs 85 full-time staff in its Southern California facilities.

“Opening a new facility has long been our goal and desire to streamline our operations, improve efficiencies and offer us an opportunity to be innovative in meeting the need of our customers,” Bob Siemer, chief agronomist/partner for the company, said in the release. 

“The new Vista facility will also provide our growers many benefits as it will allow us to receive fruit faster and get products to market faster.”