The newly formed company Onna is building Norway’s largest vertical farm in Moss. They hope to grow 350 tons of lettuce and herbs there every year.
-E24’s Kristina Løfman (Kristina Løfman) stated that her ambition is to increase the production of local vegetables in Norway and provide truly fresh and healthy salads.
Serving as general manager Enna Her current goal is the import market for fruits and vegetables.
The newly formed company is now building a 4,000-square-meter vertical farm in Moss. This will be the largest of its kind in Norway and cost about 60 million Norwegian kroner.
-The Norwegian salad market is developing rapidly, and consumers are increasingly looking for green and sustainable products. Lefman said that with this factory, we can produce 350 tons of lettuce a year.
60% of all lettuce in Norway is imported, and the annual output of 350 tons is equivalent to 2.8% of all lettuce. Fruit and vegetable information desk. In addition, the plant will produce herbs, and more fruits may appear in the future.
According to the plan, the factory in Onna will be ready by the end of this year.
-We will build a second factory soon. Lefman said that we have prepared a property next to the first factory, and the production capacity will be 2-3 times that of the first factory.
This means that Onna can produce 10% of all imported lettuce in a relatively short period of time.
-We expect to become a leading company in the Nordic region in the next five years. Lefman said things will happen soon, and he also talked about plans for a third factory in southern Sweden near Copenhagen.
Onna was launched in 2018. A few years ago, Areen Andenæs Huser, who is usually the CEO of Norsk takst, an industry organization, was on a business trip in Japan.
There, he saw the development of vertical agriculture in Tokyo subway station. He was inspired, studied this concept carefully, and took the initiative for the current Onna company.
The offal from Norway’s largest vertical farming industry will also be imported from Japan in accordance with this idea.
-We have received a turnkey solution from future, Said Onna boss Løfman.