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20 September 2021

Enabling the Vertical Farming Sector to Grow- In Every Sense

The team at Vertikit comprises scientists and industry professionals who possess broad skills across horticultural science. These individuals have worked extensively with growers and manufacturers in the CEA and vertical farming sectors, both in research and support capacities, and understand the challenges and opportunities within this developing sector of plant production.

Dr William Stiles, Director of Vertikit talks to Business News Wales about the general plan for the new company.

William describes how the vision at the heart of Vertikit is simple: anyone can build their own farm.

He says:

“We aim to give growers access to the technology used within the major grow-houses, to curate and translate these equipment options, and to showcase the latest technology as it emerges.”

He reiterates that “[Vertikit] hope that by bringing the best technologies together into a one-stop CEA and vertical farming shop, [they] can help the industry to develop more rapidly, and help you, the growers, to continue growing in every sense.”

But what upcoming projects do Vertikit have in the pipeline?

“We’re working on numerous things at the moment. We’re working on a trial of our Farm Builder software, which is already live on the website and allows growers to be guided through the process of an environment agriculture system.”

William describes how Vertikit have been greeted, ‘extremely warmly’ in the marketplace so far. He says how manufacturers have helped enormously, as he says that Vertikit is a ‘vision rather than a business-type’ at this current time.

For the growers, William says that Vertikit offers something that isn’t available currently – the ability to buy the equipment from technical experts and specialists with ‘translation and curation’ of all the different technologies with the ability to explain in a manner that people can grasp.

Vertikit certainly look like one to keep an eye on in the future and we can’t wait to see what they do next.


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