Australasian based vertical farming business Greengrower has begun operations at its first farm in Hamilton, New Zealand with patented proprietary technology powered by Elevate Farms Inc.
The Farm is the first of its kind in Australasia featuring a fully autonomous grow room with product already available at local grocery stores on the North Island, one of the two main islands of New Zealand. The Farm produces over 4,000 bags for retail distribution daily from its current site, with plans underway for further expansion of this capacity.
Tom Schuyt, CEO of Greengrower, said “We are proud to bring sustainably grown, high quality and consistently supplied leafy green produce to New Zealand, working with a leader in the global industry to do so. Our partner, Elevate Farms, has a leading technology solution in the global vertical marking industry, and we have benefited greatly from working alongside Amin and his team to deliver this world leading technology to the market. We are excited to continue to work with Elevate Farms across the region to deliver on our mission of growing more with less.”
Amin Jadavji, CEO of Elevate Farms, stated “We are extremely excited about our expansion into New Zealand. Tom Schuyt, and his entire team, are intently focused on spreading the message of local and sustainable food production and distribution and are well poised for exceptional growth in the region.” Amin continued “New Zealand is a country with a reputation for producing high and world quality food and so this is an ideal location for Elevate Farms to support our local partner and expand our global operational footprint with our high volume, low labour, solution for automated vertical indoor farming.”
ABOUT ELEVATE FARMS
Elevate Farms Inc., a patented technology-driven vertically-stacked indoor farming enterprise, is developing high-yield and competitively priced leafy-green food production systems towards realising a safe and sustainable future. With well over a decade of advanced photobiology research already deployed Elevate Farms has built farms in several countries on multiple continents and offers a truly scalable global solution.