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Canadian agtech firm brings vertical farming solution to New Zealand

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From left, Minister of Agriculture of New Zealand, Damien O’Connor, and Greengrower co-founder and chief ‎executive, Tom Schuyt, at the launch of MPI Sustainable Food and Fibres Futures programme. ‎‎(Credit https://www.stuff.co.nz/ – March 21, 2023)‎ (CNW Group/Elevate Farms Inc.)

Elevate Farms Inc. a Canadian tech-based vertical farming company focused on cost-effectively ‎‎growing leafy green vegetables at mass scale, has struck a partnership with New Zealand company, Greengrower, to commence operations of Greengrower’s first indoor farm in Hamilton, New Zealand, powered by Elevate Farms’ patented ‎proprietary ‎technology‎. ‎

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. ‎

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.” ‎

Tom Schuyt, CEO of Greengrower, stated “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.”

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