Bruynzeel Storage Systems supplies the French company Champerché with mobile storage systems for the cultivation of vegetables in vacant buildings. It concerns a former parking garage of 1,300m2 in a western suburb of Paris (Sartrouville). Aromatic herbs, vegetables, and fruit are grown here. The long-term goal is to help the Paris region become self-sufficient by growing high-quality fresh food that is sustainably grown. The vertical farm in Paris has now been put into operation.
Champerché is a French company that has been focusing on urban agriculture through vertical farming since its foundation in 2017. Bruynzeel supplies Champerché with the storage systems for the stackable and portable hydroponic systems. The use of mobile racks guarantees a higher yield per m². These systems are designed specifically to accommodate the plants, water, and ventilation systems.
Alexander Collot d'Escury, CEO of Bruynzeel: “Growing crops via vertical farming offers many advantages. Growing crops in several layers one above the other in buildings allows sustainable, efficient, and fully controlled cultivation. In many cities, a large number of commercial buildings and offices are empty. Utilizing these buildings through vertical farming creates a safe, healthy, and sustainable way to provide the rapidly growing population of cities with locally produced fresh food. We would like to contribute with our systems to the rapid growth of this form of local and sustainable horticulture by heavily reducing the footprint. We call this “Creating space for a healthy planet.”
Storage systems fit for vertical farming
Due to their robustness and efficient use of space, Bruynzeel's storage systems are ideally suited for vertical farming. By adding mesh shelves, LED lighting, and a water distribution system to a mobile storage system, the vertical farming systems can be made operational quickly at relatively low costs. The use of movable storage systems in a conditioned space is essential for a high yield per m².