Terry Booth, CEO, has announced that Australis Capital Inc.'s majority owned subsidiary ALPS has entered into an agreement with Pure Harvest Smart Farms, a pioneer in controlled-environment agriculture in the Middle East, for the development of a 1,000,000+ square foot, high-tech, fully integrated facility to achieve year-round cultivation of high-quality, fresh fruits and vegetables in Kuwait.
Pure Harvest – The Sultan Center Partnership
The new facility is a foundational complement to the partnership recently signed between Pure Harvest and The Sultan Center. The Sultan Center (TSC) is the largest independent and publicly traded retailer in the Middle East, serving millions of customers across Kuwait, Oman, Jordan, and Bahrain and others. Pure Harvest and TSC have entered into a multi-year commercial off-take agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Pure Harvest will be supplying TSC with a broad variety of locally grown, premium-quality fresh fruits & vegetables, serving TSC's supermarkets across the region.
ALPS approach enables Premium Food grown in harsh climates
Historically, Kuwait has depended on the import of most fresh produce offered in its local supermarkets, as the country does not have a climate suitable for sustainable outdoor cultivation of many types of fruits & vegetables. As TSC decided it wanted to reduce its reliance on food imports and improve its environmental footprint, this created the challenge to create a facility that would deliver premium-quality fresh produce under these harsh climatic conditions. Pure Harvest and ALPS partnered to meet this challenge, designing and delivering a growing solution that utilizes the abundant sunlight in Kuwait while at the same time being economical with scarce resources, including water and medium.
ALPS is specialized in designing facilities that deliver the highest-possible quality and return on investment, taking all climate and economic realities into consideration that a local operator is faced with. Based on over 30 years of experience in operating under a wide variety of conditions and economic parameters, ALPS has developed some of the highest-yielding, most profitable operations globally.
This expertise is in part based on the very strong relationships ALPS has with its constellation of technology partners, who in many cases, under the direction of ALPS, have developed solutions that can be marketed to ALPS customers only. ALPS, furthermore, has developed significant know-how in relation to AgTech systems integration and operational optimization through its end-to-end involvement in projects, from pre-planning, through design, to post-commissioning optimization services.
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