Berlin / DE. (iuf) Infarm – Indoor Urban Farming GmbH – a rapidly growing urban farming company with global presence, has signed a contract for a new Growing center in Greve, Copenhagen which will measure 6,508 square metres in size, offering more than 3,800 square metres of growing space in Infarm’s cloud-connected farming units. When fully equipped, the units – each occupying 25 square metres of ground space and 10 metres in height – are able to produce more than 11 million plants per year. The Growing center is currently in construction and the first harvest is planned for the end of this year. From this Growing center, Infarm will be able to deliver its herbs and salads to retailer distribution centers across Denmark.
Today, Infarm’s produce is available at 68 Irma stores across the Copenhagen area. With an overall product portfolio of more than 75 different varieties, chosen by their taste, Infarm is bringing innovation and extraordinary but also well-known produce to the Danish consumers – all year round grown locally in Denmark.
Each Infarm Growing center can save up to ten million litres of water per year, reducing water consumption by 95 percent versus traditional agricultural methods. Furthermore, Infarm’s growing method requires 95 percent less land and 90 percent less transportation. In Denmark, Infarm has a renewable energy certificate for our electricity consumption, with a Guarantee of Origin based on 100 percent wind power.
Daniel Kats, Executive Vice President of Sales at Infarm said, «This new Growing Center will expand our capacity to deliver fresh, sustainable, Infarm produce to all categories of Danish retailers nation-wide. We’ll also be able to accelerate the delivery of new herbs, salads, and even mushrooms to Danish consumers, as we gain insights to serve the wider Scandinavian region in the future.»
Therese Scherer, Country Director Nordics at Infarm said,«Denmark is a very important market for Infarm. The demand for fresh and sustainable produce is high. With our new Growing Center, we are increasing our local production in Denmark – year round and independent from seasons.»
Infarm will continue to operate its existing Growing Center and will start hiring soon. «We will increase the local team to about 50 people in the mid- to long-term planning, opening up the first new positions in the next couple of weeks», Scherer added.
With a team of more than 1000 employees, partnerships with 30 of the world’s largest retail chains and operations in more than 10 countries and 25 cities including London, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen, Toronto, Vancouver, Seattle and Tokyo, Infarm is one of the most global networks of urban vertical farms operating today.
The new Growing Center will join this expanding global network of vertical farms that all connect to a central farming brain which gathers data constantly to improve plant yield, taste, and nutritional value, while further reducing the use of natural resources.
The announcement follows the company’s August 2021 announcement of plans to open one of Europe’s largest urban farming facilities just north of London. By the end of 2025, Infarm plans to expand to 100 locations worldwide.