The collaboration between Ljusgårda’s and ABB with its SF₆ free technology, enabled an innovative approach to farming for this eco-minded business, to boost production, cost-effectiveness and energy efficiency while cutting out the use of a dangerous greenhouse gas.

The plant is now fully automated, from sowing to packaging the final product, enabling it to produce Ljusgårda’s target of 60 tons of lettuce per month.

“To concentrate on our core business, we want to work with suppliers that we can trust. ABB took care of the electrification so that we didn’t have to worry about it. Working with ABB helps us fulfil our vision of delivering locally grown Swedish vegetables so that consumers can eat salad with a clear conscience all year round,”

Andreas Wilhelmsson, Chief Executive Officer, Ljusgårda Vertical Farm, Sweden