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    production of vegetables

     

    808factory

    Yaizu, Shizuoka Prefecture


    Shinnippou, a company which has been in business in Yaizu for around 40 years, has been running 808FACTORY since January 2014. According to the company, “With food security and safety being a modern-day necessity, it is our mission to deliver fresh and tasty vegetables cultivated in a factory subject to careful quality control”.

    Our lighting costs
    have reduced  

    by about 40%. At the same time, the growth rate of our vegetables has increased by 20 to 30%.”

     

    - Katashi Kai, General Manager, Agri Business Division, Shinnippou Co. Ltd.

    Katashi Kaj
    808factory

    Customer Challenge

     

    Looking inside the facility, it can be seen that 12-level cultivation racks have been installed in the 2,000 m2 cultivation room to improve the cultivation efficiency per unit area. These provide space for at least 300,000 plants, and a daily harvest of 20,000 plants.

    A pesar de que la tecnología ofrece cada vez más facilidad para
    A pesar de que la tecnología ofrece cada vez más facilidad para

    The right lighting

     

    Katashi Kai describes: “The greatest advantage of a plant factory with artificial light is that it can produce and supply steadily throughout the year, irrespective of climate and environmental variations. Also, by completely eliminating dust, insects and foreign substances contamination through advanced cultivation management and hygiene control, we can produce very safe vegetables of high quality without using pesticides at all.”

     

    The company has now installed about 12,000 Philips LEDs. As a result, electricity costs are around 40% lower than when fluorescent lights were used, and the growth rate of the vegetables is 20 to 30% faster. The higher growth rate means higher yields in the same facility of a given area, which in turn means that the cost of producing a vegetable of the same quality and the same size can be reduced. At the same time, there was no change at all in the taste or nutritional value of the vegetables.”

    Philips GreenPower LED toplighting

    Philips GreenPower LED production module


    The production module is developed for multilayer cultivation in conditioned environments with little or no daylight.

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    40% reductions
    in running costs

    Facts

    Sector

    Vegetables and fruit

    Crop

    Lettuces 

    Philips LED Horti Partner

    CCS Inc

    Solution

    Philips GreenPower LED production module

    Results

    Introduction of Philips LEDs brings cost reductions and improvement in growth rate. Running costs reduced by around 40% while maintaining quality

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