Company says new arrangement allows it to build hi-tech farms around the world faster, for supply into retail and foodservice

Finnish vertical farming specialist Netled has formed a new strategic partnership with Nordic engineering consultancy Rejlers that it says will enable it to build ”industrial-scale” production facilities around the world.

The strategic cooperation will allow the company to focus on providing “comprehensive solutions for vertical farming” and facilitate “faster business scalability”, it said.

It wiill also see Rejlers assume responsibility for the management of Netled’s customer projects, including the construction of its vertical farms.

“For Netled, the partnership enables a focus on providing comprehensive solutions for vertical farming,” said Netled CEO Niko Kivioja. ”Additionally, the agreement allows for faster business scalability as project delivery capacity significantly increases.”

He added: ”By delivering commercial projects together with the strong project expertise of Rejlers, we can concentrate on production solutions that will enable us to directly serve retail chains and other food supply channels.

These solutions consist of not only high-quality project delivery, but also superior Vera technology and skilled farm operations. Netled also focuses on developing vertical farming solutions for new crops and integration solutions for higher value-added markets.” 

Aki Hakkarainen, head of Rejler’s industry  division in Finland, commented: “Rejlers has solid experience in EPCM (engineering, procurement, and construction management) deliveries and we believe that this arrangement brings added value to the end customers of the deliveries, Netled and us.”

Six employees will transfer from Netled to Rejlers Finland Industry division on 3 July 2023.