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Malaysian agtech company completes construction of vertical farm

Agroz Group Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian agriculture technology company, today announced the successful completion of its 3,000 sq ft Indoor Vertical Farm at Sg Buloh that can produce 3 tons of vegetables every month. Agroz currently has a total of approximately 37,000 cu ft of indoor vertical farms with 3x units of Container Farms at MINES2 in Seri Kembangan and now an indoor vertical farm in a warehouse at Sg Buloh.

“Although only 37,000 cu ft, we can yield equals to 18 acres of open farmland, within the city, and grow fresh vegetables in the local community. This is the effectiveness and efficiency of Indoor Vertical Farming, producing high quality, clean, healthy, and fresh vegetables feeding the people in our neighborhood,” says Gerard Lim, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Agroz Group.

Agroz is now planning to build two more indoor farms to cover all four (4) corners of Klang Valley. Agroz is currently in discussions with a major Mall owner to locate an indoor farm on the northeast side of the Klang Valley. With plans to build the large 100,000 sq ft farm in Shah Alam still-in-progress to be located at the southwest side of Klang Valley.

Delivering fresh produce to home
Building Indoor Vertical Farms across the four (4) corners of the Klang Valley is aligned with the Agroz new brand promise that aims to deliver: “Malaysia’s freshest vertical farm vegetables closer to your home.” Gerard Lim adds, “We can harvest in the morning, deliver in the afternoon and you can enjoy the Agroz flavourful fresh and healthy vegetables as ready to eat meals, clean without washing, in the same afternoon or for dinner in the evening. Agroz delivers Freshness You can See, Hear and Taste”.

Agroz Group addresses the issue of Food Safety, Food Security, and Sustainability in Malaysia with its commercial large scale and industrial-grade Indoor Vertical Farms that use a myriad of advanced technologies to ensure the methods and approach of growing food is repeatable, scalable, and traceable to feed everyone in our ever growing population, in an inclusive manner. The Agroz Indoor Vertical
Farms already embody the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0) using automation, Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, Big Data Analytics, Artificial and Augmented Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Blockchain, Wi-Fi 6, and is 5G ready; combined with innovative and differentiated business models as well as financing to create a new sustainable approach to modern precision agriculture through indoor vertical farming.

“The Agroz Indoor Vertical Farms will create thousands of new high valued jobs and generate income in our local communities heading into this post-COVID-19 recovery. Given the strong demand for our quality vegetables and the high growth we have experienced, Agroz has already doubled our staff strength in the last 6 months and hired many young graduates to join Agroz. We have made farming sexy again. This is an ongoing journey to build resilience and be better prepared for our future together,” adds Gerard.

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