Analyst & Scientist
Punchbowl is a leading medium sized kiwifruit post harvest business that grows, packs and stores kiwifruit and provides a full range of orchard services to its grower clients. We have a family focus with an intimate understanding of our grower needs.
Punchbowl claims industry leadership in net price per tray to its growers with a clear focus on maximising class 1 fruit packing performance and storage outcomes. The emphasis is on minimising fruit loss while still maximising storage time period and time premiums to growers.
Punchbowl has a strong focus on new technologies and orchard management, packing handling systems and storage performance.
Our team of highly motivated young managers have set in motion our plans to grow the business in orchard areas and as a post-harvest service provider. We are always looking to build strategic partnerships with Growers and Investors in pursuit of our robust growth strategy.
Post Harvest Operations
Punchbowl Investments, our parent company, holds investments in a kiwifruit post harvest facility, kiwifruit orchards, rockit apples, rockit apple orchards, blueberries and packaging distribution. Punchbowl has an ongoing investment strategy to grow its orchard areas but does not expect to hold 100% of such investments.
Punchbowl has developed a strategic partnership with MyFarm, a specialist in farm syndication and has already successfully floated ownership opportunities.
Punchbowl’s board and management team have levels of expertise in venture capital investment, financial management and new entity business management.
Punchbowl, with its seasonal labour demands, aims to create a positive, international work environment with a vibrant mix of cultures. We are a family business with an extended family of employees.
Working at Punchbowl is an ideal fit with young travelers to our shores. This can be an opportunity to top up the travel bank balance by taking advantage of the high New Zealand fruit industry seasonal labour demand.