Stacked Farm has already built a 5,400 square-meter facility in Arundel on the Gold Coast of Queensland. It includes a fully automated operating farm, a research and development lab, a manufacturing division, and a head office.
The company is currently in the planning stages for large-scale commercial farms in each capital city. This will allow the company to service national contracts with retailers and food services. Later this year, it will begin construction on a new 7,200 square meter facility in Melbourne.
Arundel serves as the company’s global headquarters. Upcoming locations will focus exclusively on large-scale commercial production. The technology remains uniform across all facilities, says Stacked Farm. “We benefit from a modular design that enables rapid deployment and expansion,” explains Founder and Chief Architect Daniel Tzvetkoff.
For an indoor farm, end-to-end automation in controlled environment agriculture (CEA) is fundamental to achieving higher yields and commercial viability, the company says. Stacked Farm’s facility in Arundel is, therefore, fully automated from seed to bag without any human intervention.
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