Panasonic runs one of Singapore's largest indoor farms

Panasonic has converted its storage facility into an agricultural plant.
Panasonic has converted its storage facility into an agricultural plant.PHOTO: PANASONIC

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic produces about 81 tonnes of vegetables annually here, but aims to achieve an annual production of 1,000 tonnes by March next year.

Its indoor vegetable farm, believed to be one of the largest indoor farms in Singapore, is located in Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim and spans about 1,154 sq m.

Housed within an enclosed space, conditions such as light, temperature and humidity are created artificially and controlled.

By March next year, about $3 million in total will have been invested in the farm. Production started in 2014.

So far, the indoor vegetable farm has grown more than 30 varieties of vegetables such as mizuna and lettuce. These vegetables are supplied to supermarkets, catering companies and restaurants, including Ootoya Japanese Restaurant.

The farm seeds and pots its vegetables using an automated system, doubling productivity.

Carolyn Khew

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 14, 2016, with the headline 'Panasonic runs one of Singapore's largest indoor farms'. Print Edition | Subscribe