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Bringing light automation to the Japanese market

Heliospectra AB announced a new reseller partnership with Harahara Inc., a long-term supplier of cultivation solutions. Harahara will represent Heliospectra's LED lighting and light control solutions for the CEA and PFALs (Plant Factory with Artificial Lighting) market in Japan.

"Automatic management systems with smart functions are gaining momentum and value in daily cultivation practices", says Rentaro Fujiwara, CEO Harahara Inc. "The ability to create a "virtual cultivation space" where you can freely change the output and spectrum composition from your device, and mimic morning or the late afternoon light, provides growers with endless possibilities and high-quality plants regardless of the season. We're excited to include Heliospectra's high-quality products as we expand our automation offers."

"The high standards of innovation and quality set by Japanese producers and PFALs are a perfect match for Heliospectra's light automation portfolio. Since ELIXIA is now fully PSE-certified, together with Harahara Inc., we look forward to offering our solutions and plant science experience to the Japanese growers", says Yasuhiro Suzuki, General Manager Heliospectra Japan.  

Due to the lack of arable land and an increasingly urban and aging population, Japan's agriculture industry is increasingly moving indoors and is looking to solve issues such as: How to produce more crops more effectively? How to manage to existing space more effectively? And how to better control outside influences affecting crop growth and health? The answer to those questions has become CEA production, leading to more high-tech greenhouses and PFALs. 

Heliospectra's adjustable ELIXIA LED, fully PSE solution certified for the Japanese market, is designed and built on a foundation of over a decade of research and experience. Featuring up to four tunable wavelengths, ELIXIA is an essential tool for any greenhouse or indoor operation seeking optimal control and desire to deliver superior crop quality and yield performance.

Harahara Inc. is located in Higashinihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, and provides a wide range of cultivation solutions. Amongst other products are LED Lights, nutrients, soil, pots and more for the Japanese market. The company will roll out Heliospectra's solutions, including the fully controllable ELIXA with the helioCORETM light automation software.

Heliospectra has a long history of producing LED-lighting solutions and light automation software, enabling year-round production of high-quality vegetables. The helioCORE light control system provide growers with full control over their growing space, allowing growers to plan production and depend on their crop and production goals. Customized light strategies can be set up using either an advanced scheduling option or sensors to automatically adjust, making sure crops received the light quality and quantity they need for a healthy, nutritious result.       

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