Citrus Wax and Packing House Machinery

(559) 827-4529

Our goal is to provide high-quality, locally manufactured, fully traceable citrus wax plus offer effective application machinery in order to protect your citrus products while also reducing your wax costs. We service 38 packing houses in California, and process more than 33-million shipped cartons of citrus a year. 

We were created for growers, by growers in 1907. Today, our experienced and capable team, industry-leading wax, and cutting-edge machine capabilities help make us innovators in agriculture. We understand that as a packing house, it's not only important you exceed food safety standards, but also that your wax protects, preserves, and makes your fruit look its best. 

Our Patented Machinery

We design, maintain and repair packing house machines. Our proprietary machines are designed for maximum efficiency.

Multi-Use Spraying Unit

• Room sanitation
• Insect control
• Climate control
• Allows up to 4 fans with the option of a generator

Quiet Drive Brush Bed Systems

Conveying commodities across brushes in either wax or washing applications.

• Offers variable speeds
• Increased on-stream time
• Reduced maintenance costs
• Noise reductions
• Can be made to fit any length or width

Precision Pulse Wax Application System

  • Efficiently apply fruit/vegetable coatings to multiple commodities
  • Provides uniform wax applications
  • MRLs
  • Cleaning
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Self-maintained
  • Remotely controlled capabilities
  • Can be made to any length or width

Machine Maintenance & Repairs

  • Brush bed maintenance, repairs and overhauls
  • Pressure washer installation (M & R)
  • Pressure washer system diagnosis (M & R)
  • Multi-use spraying unit diagnosis (M & R)
  • Wax and chemical application diagnosis, M & R

Locally Manufactured and Fully Traceable

Our food-grade wax is manufactured locally, which guarantees freshness and consistency. We monitor multiple quality attributes on each batch ensuring the highest quality standards in the market place. Our manufacturing and delivery processes provide complete trace-ability.

We’re always growing! We currently service over 38 packing houses in California. In total we process more than 34-million shipped cartons a year.

Full Service Support

  • Design and Installation of application equipment
  • Addressing application issues
  • Compliance with export programs
  • Mixing and application of Wax & Chemicals
  • Monitoring, recording chemical application twice a day
  • Food Safety Compliance support
  • Decay control support
  • MRL’s postharvest testing support
  • Addressing technical issues

The Postharvest Team

Our team includes service technicians, manufacturing personnel, laboratory personnel, and research and technical staff. We are at the forefront of technology and efficient citrus handling practices thanks to our experienced team of service technicians, manufacturing personnel, laboratory technicians, and research and technical staff. We also regularly undergo internal research projects and collaborate with universities and state agencies to stay ahead of the curve. This is how we were able to develop the most innovative, efficient and environmentally friendly fruit coating applications and machinery around.


Tarcisio Ruiz

Technical Manager - Lemons

Tarcisio holds a Masters of Science in Plant Science degree, and a Bachelors in Science in Biology, and has 15 years experience working in research and postharvest.

Tarcisio has worked for institutions and companies such as University of California (Davis & Berkeley), Pace International, Wonderful Citrus, Syngenta, and now FGS. He has worked in the development of new waxes, improvement of decay control practices, and projects aiming to preserve fruit integrity after harvest. He has vast postharvest experience on citrus, and stone fruit commodities, he is also trained in Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP).              


Chad Cox

Wax Technology Supervisor

Chad holds a Masters of Science degree in Plant Pathology and a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. He is trained in HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point). Chad has experience with multiple different auditing schemes, trace back programs, and internal auditing procedures. He provides support on Food Safety related issues to our Customers.


Chad also supervises our manufacturing process and helps deliver more than 300,000 gallons for more than 30 packing houses. Collaborate on development of new fruit coatings and optimization of current formulations. He is proficient with laboratory tools and procedures for chemical and biological analysis.


Richard Hirabayashi

Laboratory Analyst

Richard holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. He maintains working experience with Food Safety Compliance, microbial testing and sampling, and currently working with the Gas Chromatograph analyzing postharvest fungicide residues on fruit, collecting, and evaluating spore counts for fungicide resistance assessment.

The FGS Postharvest Laboratory

We understand that as a packing house, it's not only important you exceed food safety standards, but also that your wax protects, preserves and makes your fruit beautiful. We also understand that long term contracts are a pain - which is why we don't lock you into them. We also develop innovative machinery for packing houses that help with pest control and sanitizing, making your packinghouse more efficient than ever. Let Fruit Growers Supply’s Postharvest Technologies department provide the highest quality wax, and the most innovative machinery in the industry.

  • MRL’s testing on citrus fruits and advising
  • Food safety microbiological test support
  • ATP, TPC

Contact Us

Our Address

674 E. Myer Ave.
Exeter CA 93221
(559) 827-4529

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