Codema Systems Group and Verdant Global announce joint venture to bring Verdant AgriFactories to market

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Codema Systems Group and Verdant Global today announced a joint venture to bring to market the Verdant AgriFactory™ The world’s most advanced, integrated agricultural factory for fully scalable, vertically tiered, indoor growing. Organizations combine strengths to provide high volume, scalable, indoor, vertically tiered growing facilities.

The joint venture combines their global resources with multi-layered, automated robotic growing platforms of The Codema Systems Group and Verdant’s proprietary Aeroponic Terrace Garden Growing Systems, their eco-sustainable, clean tech growing practices and their cloud based control systems.

The joint venture will capitalize on the strong reputation that Codema has developed over the past 50 years in delivering innovative technologies for the horticultural industry.

“Working together reflects each organization’s strong commitment to providing commercial customers, anywhere in the world, with the most future proofed solution for cleanly, profitably and resource efficiently growing high quality produce,” commented Gideon de Jager, President of Codema. “Incorporating the Verdant AgriFactory™ into our portfolio expands Codema’s footprint in indoor growing dramatically. With the Verdant AgriFactory™ we have found the most robust solution for effectively meeting the growing and demanding needs of our diverse customer base.”

The Verdant AgriFactory™ was designed to address the pressing global need for a safer, more predictable and cost effective method of food production, said Dr. Douglas James, CEO of Verdant Global. “We are delighted to be working with Codema who operate at the highest standard of excellence in our industry.”

The Verdant AgriFactory™ eliminates the need for expensive, and diminishing arable land: brings growing to the backyard of points of consumption and uses resources more efficiently than any other method in use. “The Verdant AgriFactory™ can grow the freshest and best tasting produce all year round, anywhere on the planet, meeting the unique needs of each local marketplace” according to Dr. James.

Codema and Verdant will be showcasing the Verdant AgriFactory at IPM Essen. Please visit them in booth # B40, Hall 3

About Codema Systems Group: CODEMA Systems Group is a Netherlands based holding company of HAWE, WEVAB, B-E De Lier, SDF, and SDF-Effice. With more than 50 years experience, Codema is the worldwide market leader in offering innovative logistic systems, management and control software, and (customized) products and solutions for the horticulture industry.

About Verdant Global: Verdant Global’s award winning AgriFactory™ brings fully scalable and highly predictable output to the produce business while providing a path to supply ample, high quality, locally grown food - anywhere on the planet. Verdant’s proprietary technologies provide the safest and most resource efficient way to grow high quality, pesticide free produce.

About IPM Essen (27.01 -30.01.2015 Hall 3, Booth B40) - The international trade fair for plants (IPM ESSEN) is the world’s leading trade fair for horticulture. It is the only specialist trade fair of its kind to cover the entire value chain of plants, including production, technology, floristry, garden features, and the point of sale. No other plant fair offers trade visitors such a comprehensive market overview and so many multifaceted novelties

Contact Information:

Gideon de Jager, President
gdejager(at)codemasystemsgroup.com
(m) 31.105.212.755

Harvey Bondar, CMO
HBondar(at)verdantglobal.com
(m) 01.650.544.6554

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