PlantLab, a vertical farmer, is expanding its Dutch production location by 400%. Starting in November, almost 15,000 square meters will be available in Amsterdam for growing vegetables and herbs, such as tomatoes, cucumber, basil and mint.
In the PlantLab facility, 4,000 square meters are now available for growing crops under ideal conditions. Soon, 11,000m2 will be added to the facility.
Scaling up production
Michiel Peters, CEO of PlantLab, is very excited about the expansion. "This will enable us to provide even more fresh produce to people closely located to our production facility here in Amsterdam. Among other things, we will scale up the cultivation of tomatoes, cucumber, herbs and various types of lettuce."
Michiel noted that it will allow PlantLab to supply online supermarket Picnic, which is literally their neighbor, and wholesaler Van Gelder fruit & vegetables on a larger scale than they do now. Also, they'll further optimize their technology throughout the year(s).
'Largest indoor farm'
The B. Smart City Hub where PlantLab is located is, just like the adjacent B. Amsterdam, is an initiative and property of Timeless Investments. Managing partner Bas van Veggel is pleased with PlantLab's growth. "This production location where crops are grown all year round fits perfectly with our ambition to shape the innovation district of Amsterdam in and around B. Amsterdam. "We congratulate PlantLab warmly on this beautiful expansion that makes it the largest indoor farm in Europe."