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Growing The Future Together

Plantlab grows premium vegetables indoors and locally.

About us

7 ways in which we make an impact

Smart thinking, Clever growing - In-depth knowledge and expertise since 2005, …
Smart thinking, Clever growing

In-depth knowledge and expertise since 2005, …

…entrenched in Europe's largest R&D center, make Plantlab a global pioneer in indoor agriculture. We have more than 15 years of experience in designing, developing, and operating our indoor farming systems, known as Plant Production Units (PPU's). Requiring less input than traditional agriculture, in these systems, we grow fresh produce under optimal conditions allowing us to provide the freshest produce.

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Our history
We make nutritious, delicious - Maximum preservation of vitamins, minerals and flavor…
We make nutritious, delicious

Maximum preservation of vitamins, minerals and flavor…

… is our aim with our completely closed harvest and supply chain system. After harvesting, fresh produce is transported to stores at lightning speed, preventing the loss of nutrients and flavor. Our produce therefore boasts superior flavor, nutritional value, and outstanding quality compared with other products on the market. If you don’t believe us, let us explain. Curious? Download our 'Nutritious-Delicious’ whitepaper outlining how a shorter supply chain has a positive effect on taste and shelf-life.

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Zero Herbicides or Pesticides - We grow 100% herbicide or pesticide-free…
Zero Herbicides or Pesticides

We grow 100% herbicide or pesticide-free…

… at Plantlab, where we aim to grow the purest produce possible using non-GMO seeds. Our closed growing environment reduces crop susceptibility to pests and diseases, eliminating the need for pesticides. Our products and PPU’s regularly undergo strict food safety controls to avoid foodborne diseases. Our clean produce does not require washing before use!

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Locally Produced - Premium quality vegetables available year-round …
Locally Produced

Premium quality vegetables available year-round …

… is what we offer. Our hyperlocal, resource-efficient indoor farms can be swiftly replicated in key distribution areas. This allows us to grow fresh produce close to consumers and distribution centers at a scale that matches local demand. We grow year-round, irrespective of climate, location, season, and time of the day, and without the environmental impact of traditional farming.

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Less Waste - Due to a short supply chain…
Less Waste

Due to a short supply chain…

… at Plantlab, quality loss is reduced by 40%, and product waste is less than in a traditional chain. Isn't that interesting? Local production and direct co-creation with our clients mean fewer steps in our supply chain than a conventional chain. A standard supply chain involves numerous extra steps involving collectors, distributors, and wholesalers before the product reaches the market.

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Less Water Usage - Worldwide nr. 1 problem is water scarcity…
Less Water Usage

Worldwide nr. 1 problem is water scarcity…

… and therefore a top priority at Plantlab. We have developed crucial growing technologies and plant production criteria requiring just 5% of the water needed for greenhouse production. True Pricing has helped us to gain an insight into our water consumption compared to traditional and organic agriculture. We would love to tell you more about that. Have we piqued your interest? Download our Water Scarcity whitepaper about our vision on water consumption.

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Smaller CO2 Footprint - Reducing the toll that logistics take on our planet…
Smaller CO2 Footprint

Reducing the toll that logistics take on our planet…

… because we co-create our new local supply chain with distribution partners. A shorter supply chain means reduced transportation and CO2 emissions—just one massive advantage of producing locally.

Smart thinking,
Clever growing
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Nutritious, delicious
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Zero Herbicides
or Pesticides
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Locally Produced
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Less Waste
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Less Water Usage
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Smaller CO2 Footprint
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Our purpose

Heading Towards
Net Positive

Net Positive is a new way of doing business which puts back more into society, the environment and the global economy than it takes out.

Do you want to know how Plantlab is heading towards Net Positive? Keep an eye on our website to download our impact report soon.
(Source: Forum for the Future)
Our products

Boost!

We make nutritious, delicious
The next generation of growing fresh products is local, in any volume and at any location with the proper product specifications.

This is what Boost! stands for:

  • Boost! our planet by using less scarce water
  • Boost! your health with more nutritious food
  • Boost! less waste through a longer shelflife

Our Boost! products are clean and reliable, guaranteed without herbicides or pesticides.

Our Boost!\n Mixes

Our Boost!
Mixes

Our mixes are focused on freshness and powerful nutritional value naturally present in each leaf. For more information, check out soon at our Boost! webpage.

Our Boost!\n Leafy Greens

Our Boost!
Leafy Greens

Our leafy greens do not require washing before consumption. They are grown without herbicides or pesticides. For more information, check out soon at our Boost! webpage.

Our Boost!\n Herbs

Our Boost!
Herbs

You will instantly experience the exceptional taste of our basil, mint, coriander and fresh-cut herbs. For more information, check out soon at our Boost! webpage.

In the pipeline

In the pipeline

We are constantly evolving our product assortment and continue to optimize our current portfolio. Curious about what we have in the pipeline? Keep following us.

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Plantlab insights

Archive

Cutting-edge tech made this tiny country a major exporter of food

November 21 2022, Washington – The Netherlands has used advances in vertical farming, seed technology and robotics to become a global model. The rallying cry in the Netherlands started two decades ago, as concern mounted about its ability to feed its 17 million people: Produce twice as much food using half as many resources. The country not only accomplished this feat but also has become the world’s second largest exporter of agricultural products by value behind the United States. Perhaps even more significant in the face of a warming planet: It is among the largest exporters of agricultural and food technology.

Dutch technology once again patented in 75 countries

September 28 2022, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands – Plantlab has again obtained its European patent for indoor farming, as recognised by the European Patent Office. The patent applies retroactively from 13 October 2008, the date on which the patent was originally submitted. In June 2017, Plantlab had already successfully defended itself before the European Patent Office (EPO) against the appeals procedure brought by Signify and Certhon Build BV.

Indoor farming pioneer Plantlab receives €50 million growth capital

February 22 2022, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Dutch indoor farming pioneer Plantlab has received an injection of €50 million in a new funding round led by De Hoge Dennen Capital. The funds will be used to open more production sites outside the Netherlands, in North America, and Europe. This will make it possible to grow fresh, healthy, and delicious vegetables everywhere on a large scale very close to the consumer without the use of any chemical crop protection agents. A total of €120 million has now been invested in the company.

Dutch Plantlab raises € 20 million in first external investment round

July 22 2020, ‘s Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands – Dutch scale-up Plantlab has raised a first external investment of €20 million from De Hoge Dennen Capital. The company has developed a globally patented technology for ‘vertical farming’, a hyper-efficient method for growing vegetables and fruits. It will use the injection of capital to open indoor production sites in various countries, including the Netherlands, US, and Bahamas.

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Whitepaper

The greatest challenge of our time … Global Water Scarcity

Globally, the most significant climate challenge we're facing involves water. For the past two years, the True Price Foundation has calculated the true environmental impact of our indoor vertical growth process in collaboration with Wageningen University. Interested? Download our Water Scarcity whitepaper about our vision on water usage here.

Water Scarcity
Whitepaper

Time for a radical change. For climate and flavor.

A decade-long partnership with Syngenta has allowed us to acquire vast crop data and knowledge. This experience has resulted in plant growth recipes unprecedented in the industry. Not only to shorten the seed-to-harvest cycle by 50% but also grow produce with an excellent shelf-life, flavor, and nutritional value. Thinking smart about shortening the supply chain and co-creating with other partners has numerous benefits. We achieved this by creating crop and variety-specific climate conditions without using GMOs; we are plant- and people-friendly! Ready to learn more? Download our Nutritious, Delicious whitepaper here.

Nutricious, Delicious
A great place to work

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We are a fun, multidisciplinary team and always looking for bright talent. From scientists and engineers, crop and production specialists, and all-around go-getters, we are constantly adding to our global network of "Plantlabbers."

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Contacting Plantlab

If you would like to contact us directly for more information. Plantlab 's-Hertogenbosch (HQ) | Veemarktkade 8a | 5222 AE 's-Hertogenbosch | The Netherlands | +31 85 485 0850 | info@plantlab.com

Working for Plantlab

A fun, multidisciplinary team would love you to make our world that bit more beautiful. View all vacancies here.

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Press contact

For press please contact: Koolhoven & Partners | +31 85 401 7175 | plantlab@koolhovenenpartners.nl

The growing list of Plantlab locations

Plantlab
's-Hertogenbosch

8a Veemarktkade, 5222AE

Plantlab
Amsterdam

761 Johan Huizingalaan, 1066VH

Plantlab
Indianapolis

101 South Parker Avenue, IN 46201

Plantlab
Bahamas

Nelson Road, Nassau,

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Our board members

Executive team

Eelco Ockers
CEO
Douwe Snel
CFO
Marcel Kers
Founder & CIO

Supervisory board

Michiel Herkemij
Chairman, Remco, HR
Jelle Roodbeen
Vice Chairman
Joke Boonstra
ESG, Remco, HR
Alco van de Bree
Audit Committee