Jungheinrich developed automated solution for vertical farming

Jungheinrich, a German material handling equipment organization, has joined the “50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders” initiative, a group of the world's leading companies in the field of climate protection and sustainability.

The 50 international companies from different industries participating in the campaign have set themselves the goal of taking a leading role in the fight against climate change and thus making their contribution to achieving the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). 

Jungheinrich is also a pioneer in the fields of automation and digitalization. Warehouse technology, trucks and software form a large whole and ensure that man, machine and warehouse communicate, cooperate and complement each other. This is demonstrated on a small scale by driverless transport vehicles and on a large scale by automated high-rack warehouses that are over 40 metres high.

Automation solutions make fewer mistakes, avoid unnecessary transports, cause fewer accidents and thus contribute significantly to reducing energy consumption and emissions in logistics. Together with a partner, Jungheinrich has developed a fully automated solution for “vertical farming”.

The key factor here was to use intelligent solutions to achieve and enable efficiency and sustainability in as many ways as possible within this new, modern type of farming. Fresh lettuce can thus be produced in the middle of the desert.

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