MetoMotion, a leading robotics company, has signed a multi-year agreement with RedStar to purchase multiple Greenhouse Robotics Worker (GRoW) robots. RedStar, a pioneer in greenhouse farming, had already started harvesting with the GRoW robot in 2022 and is now scaling its usage with the purchase of robots covered in this agreement. Adopting agricultural robots in RedStar’s greenhouses is a testament to the fundamental changes affecting greenhouse farming globally, including rising labor and energy costs.
By purchasing multiple GRoW robots, RedStar aims to reach total commercial site usage by the end of 2023. This transition to precision harvesting and data-driven production practices is expected to bring significant benefits to the company, including increased efficiency and reduced labor costs. Additionally, it will help RedStar maintain its position as a leader in greenhouse farming.
The agreement was signed with the support of Ridder, MetoMotion’s strategic partner in the Netherlands. Ridder has been at the forefront of innovation in greenhouse farming for over 65 years and has a proven track record of delivering cutting-edge solutions to its customers. The investment in robotic harvesting is seen as a step into the future of the autonomous greenhouse, guaranteeing business continuity for RedStar.
MetoMotion and RedStar are taking the first of many steps together toward using AI and data-driven solutions within greenhouses. This collaboration is expected to revolutionize greenhouse farming, making it more sustainable and efficient. RedStar views the agreement as another vital step towards sustainable agriculture, recognizing today’s unprecedented challenges.
The CEO of MetoMotion, Adi Nir, is excited to expand the partnership with RedStar and looks forward to strengthening it. This partnership is a win-win for both companies, enabling RedStar to take advantage of MetoMotion’s cutting-edge technology while providing MetoMotion with a valuable partner in the greenhouse farming industry. With the increasing demand for sustainable and efficient farming practices, this partnership is poised to impact the industry as a whole significantly.
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