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Panasonic Contributes to Singapore's Self-Sufficiency Level of Vegetables with First Indoor Vegetable Farm
|By Business Wire
|August 1, 2014 12:34 AM EDT
Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific (Panasonic) announced today its
pilot commercial supply of locally-harvested vegetables to Japanese
restaurant, Ootoya. The premium Japanese crop varieties, mini red
radish; red leafy lettuce; and mizuna (potherb mustard) are
cultivated in the country’s first licensed indoor vegetable farm with
controlled and optimised conditions. In land scarce Singapore where only
8% of vegetables consumed are grown in local farms*, Panasonic aims to
contribute to the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority’s (AVA) vision of
raising self-sufficiency level for leafy vegetables through its
technology and harvest. The company targets to increase its contribution
to local production from the current 0.015% to 5% by FY2016, fiscal year
ending March 2017.
Panasonic Factory Solution Asia Pacific's First Indoor Vegetable Farm in Singapore (Photo: Business Wire)
Hideki Baba, Managing Director, Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia
Pacific, said, “Combining Panasonic’s technological and manufacturing
expertise, these premium Japanese crops are grown in optimum conditions,
where temperature, humidity and CO2 levels are monitored and
controlled, ensuring stable, high-quality production throughout the
year. The soil-based cultivation is pesticide-free and complies with
AVA’s stringent food safety standards. Our indoor vegetable farm is also
HACCP certified. With over 90% of the food consumed in Singapore being
imported, Panasonic hopes the indoor vegetable farm can contribute to
the nation’s food self-sufficiency levels and at the same time provide a
better life and a better world through improved food quality.”
[Video] Panasonic Factory Solution Asia Pacific's First Indoor
Vegetable Farm in Singapore
The 248m2 indoor agriculture facility currently produces 10
types of vegetables – green and red leafy lettuce, mizuna
(potherb mustard), mini red and white radish, rocket lettuce, basil, ooba
(mint herb), mitsuba (wild parsley) and baby spinach. Both
leafy and root vegetables are cultivated in the controlled soil-based
environment with LED lighting. At present, total production capacity is
at 3.6 tonnes annually. Through this local indoor cultivation, customers
can potentially gain significant savings compared to purchasing similar
premium Japanese produce that are imported.
The company is strengthening its research and development efforts to
accelerate harvest such as increasing shelf capacity (vertical farming),
shortening cultivation lead time from 35 days to 28 days, improving area
productivity and expanding crop variety. By FY2016, Panasonic is looking
to grow more than 30 crop varieties.
Panasonic will assess market demand for commercial expansion to
restaurants and supermarkets within this fiscal year. Currently, it
supplies on average, 0.3 tonnes of vegetables to all three Ootoya
outlets in the country per month – Changi City Point, Clementi Mall and
Orchard Central. The company aims to double this amount in the next two
years and supply wider varieties of premium Japanese crops that are not
cultivated locally to Ootoya restaurants.
Hisami Mitsumori, Chairman, Ootoya Holdings, commented, “Ootoya prides
ourselves in offering authentic and healthy home-cooked Japanese food to
our customers. Being a restaurant, food safety and quality are top
priority, especially in overseas markets where we do not have our own
agriculture facility to grow crops like we do in Japan. The commercial
partnership with Panasonic is a natural fit as the facility adopts an
eco, sustainable and cost-efficient method of farming. We are also able
to get fresh, crunchy and pesticide-free Japanese produce, allowing
customers to enjoy healthy and delicious meals.”
Vegetables are delivered fresh from Panasonic’s indoor agriculture farm
to Ootoya restaurants daily, ensuring that quality of harvest is
As one of the leading factory automation solutions providers, Panasonic
Factory Solutions Asia Pacific is committed to design and develop indoor
agriculture solutions to meet market demand for stable and sustainable
production of locally-harvested premium crops.
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About Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific
Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific (PFSAP), a registered business
of Panasonic Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., delivers innovative solutions that
add significant value to customers’ production and process, aimed at
enhancing output. In October 2013, the facility established its indoor
agriculture farm, which currently produces premium Japanese vegetables
for local consumption. The crops are grown in controlled soil-based
environment with optimized cultivation conditions.
About Ootoya Asia Pacific
Ootoya Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of Ootoya Holdings Co. Ltd., prides
itself in offering authentic, healthy and superior quality home-cooked
Japanese food to its customers at a reasonable price. Ootoya Asia
Pacific has presence in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and
[Video] Panasonic Factory Solution Asia Pacific's First Indoor Vegetable
Farm in Singapore
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