Communiqués de presse

15 décembre 2017
Urban Crop Solutions wins the Public Choice Award at the European finals of the FoodNexus Challenge

Urban Crop Solutions was awarded the Public Choice Award at the European finals of the FoodNexus Challenge on Wednesday evening December 13th.. Fifteen companies from 8 different EU countries were competing during a three day event in Wageningen (NL) for the European FoodNexus Challenge Award. The expert audience consisting of academic, corporate and venture capital people selected Urban Crop Solutions during a live closing event.

30 octobre 2017
Urban Crop Solutions wins the FoodNexus Innovation Award in Belgium

Urban Crop Solutions was awarded on Thursday evening October 26th the FoodNexus Innovation Award. Out of many innovative companies a jury of experts in the agriculture and food industry  selected Urban Crop Solutions as the most promising company in the Belgian agri-food industry.  Urban Crop Solutions will defend Belgium in the European FoodNexus competition, together with another Belgian company from the French speaking part of the country, during an event in Wageningen (the Netherlands) on December 13th.

6 juillet 2017
Urban Crop Solutions collaborates with Albert Heijn (Ahold Delhaize) & Bakker Barendrecht

Climate change, the global lack of arable land and the fact that more and more people are living in cities are a real challenge for the daily supply of fresh and healthy food for retail companies. As an innovative and progressive retail company Albert Heijn, member of the global retail group Ahold Delhaize, is always seeking to work with partners using the most advanced cultivation methods, for the benefit of their customers. As a major vegetable and fruit supplier for Albert Heijn, Bakker Barendrecht plays a significant role in this process. The past three days Urban Crop Solutions (UCS), a specialist and reference as a global total solution provider in the fast emerging world of indoor vertical farming, teamed up with Albert Heijn and Bakker Barendrecht.

7 mars 2017
Urban Crop announces corporate name change to Urban Crop Solutions

As of today Urban Crops will change its name to Urban Crop Solutions, highlighting the core of the company being a global turnkey solution provider in automated plant growth infrastructure and plant growth recipes. In alignment with the adoption of the new name Urban Crop Solutions has also launched a new website: urbancropsolutions.com.

15 novembre 2016
Governor of West-Flanders visits Urban Crops

On Monday the governor of the Belgian province West Flanders, Carl Decaluwé, visited the headquarters of the agtech company Urban Crops in Beveren-Leie (Waregem). Urban Crops combines the farming knowledge on cultivation of the region that is situated in the heart of the Western European vegetable industry with the technical knowledge of some of the global leading machine building companies of this region to develop innovative agricultural plant growth solutions for its international portfolio of customers.

9 octobre 2016
‘As arable land disappears, here come the vertical farmers’

(Bangkok Post, October 9th 2016)

WAREGEM (BELGIUM) – As cities expand, eating up swathes of countryside in the process, agricultural pioneers are finding new ways to grow the fresh produce we need, in containers, empty buildings and any other spare space they can find to create new vertical farms.
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5 octobre 2016
Urban Crops opens regional headquarters in Miami (US)

The Belgian AgTech company Urban Crops starts with immediate effect its operations in the United States. The company chose to open an office in Miami as this office will be responsible for the whole North and Latin America. This opening is the next logical step in the global ambition of the company. Urban Crops is a total solution provider in the closed environment vertical farming industry and is currently expanding its business globally through own offices and a network of sales agents. Pieter De Smedt will lead the US operations for Urban Crops.

22 août 2016
Les fermes verticales qui vont bientôt faire le bonheur de nos chefs français!

Urban Crops, une société Belge basé à Beveren-Leie, crée des systèmes agricoles intérieurs entièrement automatisées en utilisant l’éclairage LED. Pour la première collaboration avec un agent de vente en France ils ont choisi Hugues Chalopin, entrepreneur dans le Green Business. Il va introduire des conteneurs de Urban Crops et ses produits ultra frais sur l’assiette française.

12 mai 2016
Urban Crops wins Culinary Innovators Award by Gault&Milliau

Monday, May 9th was the premise for the first annual Gault & Millau’s Culinary Innovators Awards show. During the event at the prestigious Verbeke Foundation in Kemzeke – Belgium, Urban Crops won the Product Award, out of over 70 nominees in 8 categories.

26 février 2016
Urban Crops opens largest automated urban farm in Europe

On the premises of Urban Crops in Beveren-Leie (Waregem – BELGIUM) opened the largest automated urban farm in Europe. The honors to open this installation were bestowed to Minister-President of Flanders Geert Bourgeois. This installation shall be used exclusively for research and development purposes and for tests on new crops for the global customers of Urban Crops. This indoor farm will not be used for own commercial production.