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Urban Crop Solutions teams up with Dutch supermarket

Urban Crop Solutions (UCS), a total solution provider in indoor vertical farming, has teamed up with Dutch supermarket Albert Heijn and fruit and vegetable supplier Bakker Barendrecht.

FarmFlex container in front of the headquarters of Ahold Delhaize in Zaandam (The Netherlands).

Already more than a decade ago, Albert Heijn acknowledged the importance of sustainable cultivation methods. At the same time, their supplier for herbs, Tuinderij Bevelander, began to produce chives with hydroponic systems. Nowadays, the customer can still buy these chives produced on water at Albert Heijn. The implementation of this innovative cultivation method is becoming more accessible, due to the increasing technological developments.

UCS' Global Sales Director gives detailed information to the employees inside the FarmFlex container.

UCS develops tailored plant growth installations (PlantFactory), has its own range of standard growth container products (FarmFlex and FarmPro) and has an in-house team of plant biologists which develops plant growth recipes to grow a wide range of crops in these installations. UCS has joined forces with Albert Heijn and Bakker Barendrecht in order to promote this high-tech method of cultivating. A FarmFlex container was strategically placed in front of the headquarters of Ahold Delhaize in Zaandam (the Netherlands) where the past three days employees could visit this mobile indoor vertical farming system. Global Sales Director, Brecht Stubbe and Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Oscar Navarrete were on-site to provide detailed information.

Employees visiting the FarmFlex container placed in front of the headquarters of Ahold Delhaize in Zaandam (The Netherlands).

“The past 3 days were a very intense experience”, explains Brecht Stubbe, responsible for Urban Crop Solutions for this project, “Working together with these well reputed cultivator and retailer group confirms our view that our solutions will definitely be part of the solution to meet with the ambitions of our partners to supply their customers daily with fresh and healthy food.”

For more information:
Urban Crop Solutions
Grote Heerweg 67, 8791 Beveren-Leie (Waregem), Belgium
800 Brickell Avenue 1100 Suite, Miami (FL 33131), USA
+32 56 96 03 06

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