Netled North America is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. Rambridge Wholesale is an international manufacturer and wholesale distributor of garden and hydroponic supplies. Founded in 1982, the company is a market leader in product innovation. It now forms the team Netled North America and is the site of North America's first Netled Vera vertical farm.
Netled's vertical farming technologies and Rambridge's technical experience and complementary consumables catalog will bring complete solutions to clients across North America. Netled North America can support its clients to build their full solution and help design, build, implement, warranty, and continually support their growth.
Netled's first North American farm is a smaller size, two-layered 1076 sq ft (100 m2) unit that serves as a demonstration facility of what Vera technology is. It offers great opportunities for training, R&D work, and local collaboration. The site is open for visitors now.
Image: Vera Commissioning Day. Ari-Pekka Koivuluoma of Ispotec, Johnnie Goldsmith, Kyle McMahon, and Brent Parker
High-quality local produce now available for Canadian and US markets
"Agriculture has been a staple of the Alberta economy for well over a century, and so primary commodities and value-added products are vital to this province and Calgary," says the Director of Netled North America, Brent Parker.
"By bringing new technological developments, we hope to improve on the sustainability and accessibility of high-quality local produce. Calgary is also a major location in Canada's transportation corridor. From this location, we are able to land materials from around the world and economically transport them across North America."
Calgary's Vera farm grows Organic Chives, Blue Curled Scotch Kale, Brentwood Organic Greens, Prizm Kale, Prospera Organic Basil, Mint, Thyme, and Greek Oregano. In the future, Arugula and Baby Leaf Swiss Chard and Baby Leaf Spinach will be available.
"Vertical farming represents the future of controlled-environment production in Canada. As the climate changes and ever-more unpredictable weather, pest, and disease pressures become commonplace, vertical farming represents an opportunity for safe and reliable food production. Vertical farming also means food is produced locally, reducing transportation's carbon footprint, supply-chain costs, and water consumption. It ensures customers are able to enjoy a fresher product and one that is more sustainably produced." adds Parker.
Book a Vera vertical farm tour
Visitors to Netled North America will be able to see the Vera vertical farming technology up close via guided site tours.
"We are looking forward to welcoming potential customers or any parties interested in the possibilities of vertical farming to our headquarters to see the Vera vertical farming technology up close," says Laura Parker, General Manager at Netled North America.
Meet the team
Netled will be exhibiting at the GreenTech Amsterdam from 14th to 16th June. The Netled team will be joined at Stand 02.402 by Brent Parker and Johnnie Goldsmith from our Netled North American team.
Netled is also exhibiting at Indoor AgTech in New York from June 23rd to 24th.
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