Filip Meeuws appointed as Urban Crop Solutions’ new global sales director20210430183510

Filip Meeuws appointed as Urban Crop Solutions’ new global sales director

30 April 2021
Urban Crop Solutions is pleased to announce the appointment of Filip Meeuws as their new Global Sales Director. Having spent over 25 years in horticulture equipment, Filip brings invaluable experience in the international sale of turnkey projects. With a background in the export and installation of tree nurseries, automated greenhouses, and horticulture projects across Europe, […]
Urban Crop Solutions solidifies presence in North America with the appointment of Douglas Gamble as Sales Manager20210105222138

Urban Crop Solutions solidifies presence in North America with the appointment of Douglas Gamble as Sales Manager

5 January 2021
Urban Crop Solutions (UCS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Doug Gamble as their North American Sales Manager. Doug has spent over 25 years in management, sales, and business development roles; and brings his own entrepreneurial experiences and spirit to the position. He joins UCS from the more traditional side of agriculture – having been raised on a dairy farm, which later transitioned into a large-scale Greenhouse operation.
The New “ModuleX Plant Factory” achieves Genovese Basil full production cost below 10 EUR/kg (5$/LBS). And wins AgTechBreakthrough.com “2020 vertical farming solution of the year”20200915124256

The New “ModuleX Plant Factory” achieves Genovese Basil full production cost below 10 EUR/kg (5$/LBS). And wins AgTechBreakthrough.com “2020 vertical farming solution of the year”

15 September 2020
This year’s version of World Health Day focuses on celebrating the work of nurses and midwives, whose work is especially important now, in response to the pandemic. For this reason, we called Matt Kaercher, from Kaercher Family Farms, to understand how it is like to deliver food to hospitals during this critical period and ask for some nuggets of advice for current and future vertical farmers.
Indoor vertical farmer grows local lettuce for hospitals in Florida during COVID-1920200407112200

Indoor vertical farmer grows local lettuce for hospitals in Florida during COVID-19

7 April 2020
This year’s version of World Health Day focuses on celebrating the work of nurses and midwives, whose work is especially important now, in response to the pandemic. For this reason, we called Matt Kaercher, from Kaercher Family Farms, to understand how it is like to deliver food to hospitals during this critical period and ask for some nuggets of advice for current and future vertical farmers.
Urban Crop Solutions appoints a commercial representative for the Asian market20200331183249

Urban Crop Solutions appoints a commercial representative for the Asian market

31 March 2020
Urban Crop Solutions and BAF signed a representation agreement for the East and South-East Asian markets. The collaboration fits with Urban Crop Solutions’ vision for global expansion and allows for local customer service in one of the fastest-growing countries in the Asia-Pacific region. BAF is an Agrotech company based in Singapore which has extensive experience and network in the Agri and aqua industry in Asia and beyond. The company has also built a strong network and business track record in the region and will provide as a perfect match to operate as an agent for Urban Crop Solutions in what is called the strategic gateway for Europe to the Southern parts of Asia.
A collaboration between CropKing (USA) and Urban Crop Solutions has been cultivated20200225165903

A collaboration between CropKing (USA) and Urban Crop Solutions has been cultivated

25 February 2020
Cropking and Urban Crop Solutions are excited to announce the start of a flourishing collaboration. The goal will be to combine the extensive hydroponic experience of Cropking with the high-quality controlled environment technology in vertical farming of Urban Crop Solutions. By combining these different experiences and expertise, both companies get the chance to develop together in the Controlled Environment Agriculture industry in the United States. CropKing will operate the FarmPro vertical container farm as a showcase, continued research, and testing facility.
Urban Crop Solutions makes indoor farming technology for Mars biosphere20191127213727

Urban Crop Solutions makes indoor farming technology for Mars biosphere

27 November 2019
Will the first people to bake and eat bread on Mars do it due to a Belgian breakthrough? This is the challenge facing the SpaceBakery project, a unique consortium composed of seven Belgian organisations using technology provided by Urban Crop Solutions. However, before they use their research to help feed the first people on the red planet later this century, the project aims to have a clear impact on Earth today. The project will focus on how we can produce food more sustainably and will help provide a nutritional staple food for many regions across the globe. The consortium has just been awarded a subsidy of 4.5 million euros by the Flemish Community (VLAIO, Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship), contributing to a total of over 6.3 million euros in funding.
Urban Crop Solutions joins EIT Rising Food Stars community20191003171601

Urban Crop Solutions joins EIT Rising Food Stars community

3 October 2019
Urban Crop Solutions has been accepted in the EIT RisingFoodStars community. EIT Food is a Knowledge and Innovation Community established by the European Institute for Innovation & Technology (EIT), an independent EU body set up in 2008 and working in Europe to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted by consumers. The mission of EIT Food is to support innovative impactful agrifood entrepreneurs, startups and scale ups to deliver new food innovations and businesses across Europe. The RisingFoodStars program selects only those companies to participate in their community that will drive the disruption of the food system and thereby help tackle the strategic objectives of the EU.
Urban Crop Solutions celebrates its 5th anniversary20190912171200

Urban Crop Solutions celebrates its 5th anniversary

12 September 2019
Today, Urban Crop Solutions celebrates its 5th anniversary. On this occasion a movie was released with testimonials from customers around the globe. Urban Crop Solutions is proud to be a pioneer in the emerging market of indoor vertical farming with a unique business model. The company is a total solution provider and offers container farms and plant factories and all products and services that growers need to grow healthy crops in an indoor farm.
UCS appoints Tom Debusschere as new CEO to manage its international growth20190501172435

UCS appoints Tom Debusschere as new CEO to manage its international growth

1 May 2019
Urban Crop Solutions, the global indoor farming solutions provider headquartered in Belgium, appoints Tom Debusschere as the new CEO of its group. Co-founder Maarten Vandecruys will continue to lead the R&D division and will spend more time for international business development.
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