Friday, June 18, 2021

Photo report: A visit to Ljusgårda's production facility

"We’re automating more and more processes throughout the farm"

From the start, Ljusgårda has always aimed to expand its operations. Coming from a 7000 m2 operation, the company is hoping to expand to its 18,000 m2 facility by the end of the year. VerticalFarmDaily was invited for a tour at the recently opened facility in Tibro. Currently, Ljusgårda now produces 20…

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Collaboration Royal Brinkman and ADI

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US lighting specialist hires two new recruits

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Sollum technologies appoints new chief financial officer

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