Fujitsu Greenhouse to Produce and Sell Vegetables Year-Round with Artificial-Light Plant Factory in Finland
Fujitsu today announced the establishment of a new company in Finland, Fujitsu Greenhouse Technology Finland Oy, to operate a plant factory equipped with an agricultural Information and Communication Technology (ICT) system, and to produce and sell agricultural products. Fujitsu Greenhouse Technology Finland, which will begin full-scale production in the first half of fiscal 2017, uses a plant factory equipped with the latest technologies, including the FUJITSU Intelligent Society Solution Akisai Food and Agriculture Cloud, which is Fujitsu’s food and agricultural cloud service, along with fully artificial lighting using LEDs, multi-tier growing trays, and full automation.
Fujitsu and Robbe’s Little Garden aim to grow and deliver a steady, year-round supply of vegetables, such as baby greens and leaf lettuce, in Finland, which has few hours of sunlight during its harsh winter. Fujitsu also aims to package the know-how and cloud services resulting from this business and deploy them throughout the European Union. The new company, jointly financed by Robbe’s Little Garden, commenced operations on November 17.