Romania: Cables satisfy the unique demands of vertical farming

Romanian startup Ultragreens relies on wire and cable systems from HELUKABEL for the reliable transmission of power, signals, and data in their automated indoor farms. Founded in 2014, the company supports the growth of food closer to its points of sale. To do this, Ultragreens relies on compact greenhouses that can be directly placed in supermarkets, for example. In fact, Ultragreens also plans and implements so-called green hubs — huge vertical indoor farms to be operated by nationwide wholesalers and retail chains. To optimize transport costs and reduce environmental impacts, the green hubs are often located in the immediate vicinity of retailers’ logistics centers.

Several green hubs are already operating successfully in Romania, and Ultragreens recently announced its entry into the Bulgarian market.

“The extensive technical equipment with sensors, control, and monitoring systems is, of course, essential for the operation of our vertical farms,” says co-founder and CEO of Ultragreens Cristian Tudor. “On the other hand, it also means that malfunctions or failures of individual components can affect the entire harvest.”

The company has relied on HELUKABEL for the cabling since the beginning: The electrical connection technology specialist supplies the connection, control, and data cables required to operate the vertical farm. Tried and tested solutions such as the JZ-500 and JZ-600 cable types, the H07V-K single conductors, or the TRONIC-CY data cable are applied.


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