Our story in brief
It sure is cold up here in the North. Everything you do, you must do with focus and precision. There's no room for error. Born into a farming family, we think we know how many of you think and feel. As the years passed, our family invested in better technology and bigger greenhouses. We learned the secrets of high-end horticulture.
But in 2007 we realized that we needed even more. We had to cut the energy bill with new LED technology. We had to go from horizontal to vertical. We had to design and engineer a technology that didn’t yet exist.
As the climate got warmer, we saw that there will be a shortage of arable land. Land prices would go up. Many water sources would dry up. There would be problems with long food chains that are burning fossil fuels and are increasingly under the risk of severe weather events and pollution. Consumers want more fresh and healthy greens with a lower carbon footprint. This was our eureka moment.
Netled was founded in 2007, but the story of Netled starts much earlier.
In this video, our Chief Procurement Officer, Johanna Kivioja, takes you through the history of Netled: from a desire to grow organic tomatoes in Finland, all the way to becoming a leading vertical farming technology company.
After many years of R&D work our technology is ready for full-scale professional use. We believe that our Vera system is the most advanced in the world, and also the most complete. It has multiple patents granted and many more pending.
We think that vertical salad shouldn’t cost more than traditional salad grown indoors with traditional methods. That’s the ultimate goal which keeps us busy and inspired every day. One day soon vertical will be mainstream.
Netled is a limited liability company trading stocks on the Privanet Securities exchange in Helsinki, Finland. Our company has two business areas:
VERTICAL FARMING VERA® is a seamlessly integrated vertical farming technology platform – a complete production system for plant growing. Vera® has multiple patents granted and pending. Netled operates as a turn-key technology partner: we provide the whole package from growing equipment to the automation needed for successful build-up of a plant factory. In addition, we offer maintenance services to help operate the plant accordingly.
GREENHOUSE SOLUTIONS For greenhouses, we offer full lighting projects from light design to the delivery of light fixtures and installation accessories, including electrical cabinets and installation work. Our products for greenhouses are adjustable and can be attached to any automation system.
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