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US (FL): Urban Crops opens regional headquarters in Miami
The foundation of Urban Crops goes back to 2012 when the founders wanted to find a solution for the global food challenges as world population is growing, 80% of the land suitable for agricultural activity is already in use and by 2050 a large majority of human kind will be living in cities. After some experiments with rooftop gardens the company shifted to more scalable and total solutions and developed a product and service portfolio for integrated and automated vertical indoor farming.
Urban Crops creates tailored growth infrastructures, which are turnkey, robotized and able to be integrated in existing production facilities or food processing units. Urban Crops also has its own range of growth container products. As a total solution provider Urban Crops can also supply seeds, substrates and nutrients for all its growth recipes. Currently the company has more than 160 varieties of crops that can be grown in its systems and that are developed specifically for indoor farming by its team of plant scientists.
In Belgium the company has built the largest European automated growth indoor farm, which was opened in February 2016 by the Flemish Minister President Geert Bourgeois, and which is used mainly for R&D purposes and test runs for potential customers. The main office of Urban Crops is situated in Belgium in the heart of the Western European vegetable industry and surrounded by internationally recognized machine building companies.
“Opening an office in the US became a necessity as we received numerous requests in the past months from the American continent”, says Maarten Vandecruys, managing director of Urban Crops. “Our grow systems and business model make it possible for all people that have interest in the agri-food, medicinal industry or any other industrial crop production to start its own production activities leveraging on our proven know-how on plant science and plant grow infrastructure.” Pieter De Smedt, US country manager adds: “Supplying qualitative and innovative solutions, products and services is our core strength. Our US presence is thus a very important factor if we want to service our clients and sales agents from this continent.”
The Urban Crops team (Belgium and USA) is also attending the New York Indoor AgCon on October 5th 2016.
For more information:
Grote Heerweg 69, 8791 Beveren-Leie (Waregem), Belgium
+32 56 96 03 06
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