ZA Group, Inc. (OTC: ZAAG) recently announced that its subsidiary, E-Roots Manufacturing Inc, received a purchase order for USD 400,000 for the supply of the first two vertical farming modules to the company’s Australia and New Zealand partnership group—Eden Growers Pty Ltd.
Michael Lee, their main spokesperson, commented, “These first two vertical farm modules are going to be strategically located in a community with close proximity to agricultural produce distribution centers, and potentially the new Sydney international airport. We also have additional immediate plans to develop E-Roots Growtainer vertical farms in Rockhampton, a region in Queensland which is an established national and international food hub. Our strategy is to develop quickly in select locations within the country to foster rapid acceptance and geographic expansion of the E-Roots technology throughout our region of the world.”
Besides being a managing partner of Eden Growers, Mr. Lee is a professional hotelier and a former CIO of The Banyan Tree Group—one of the world’s leading independent, multi-branded hospitality groups, respected for their purpose-driven approach centered on well-being and sustainability.
Chris Gongaware, Operations Manager of E-Roots Manufacturing Inc expressed that—”I am excited with the potential we have in Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Lee has assembled a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic business group that really understands the potential for vertical farming and is eager now to learn all the details. That’s where we come in.”
John Morgan, ZAAG CEO commented “The team of professionals at E-Roots Manufacturing is expanding their operations in order to establish the company as the leading manufacturer and supplier of all vertical farming equipment and supplies covering everything from seeds to final product packaging and sales. This latest announcement is evidence of plans being fulfilled. Furthermore, the company has a demonstrated team of professionals capable of achieving those results.”