Since its founding in 2006, Spread has been widely engaged and achieved much success in the development of stable production technologies at large-scale vertical farms, as well as the distribution and popularization of vegetables produced with these technologies.
Daily Production Volume
approx.4,500storesAs of April 2022
over90million servingsActual numbers of lettuce, produced and sold by Spread
Spread has built an organization where an integrated development team, made of three different development departments (core competence), and an unified management system that spans from production to sales (capability), reinforce each other in order to respond to an ever-changing business environment, and keep creating new values. These two elements constitute the source of our competitive advantage.
Core Competence-Integrated Development Team
Research and Development
Development of new crops, cultivation techniques and materials, as well as the pursuit of higher quality business and products.
Development of technologies that support stable production, such as automation, environmental control, lighting, and other equipment.
Development of aspects that add more value to our lineup, such as new products, quality control, and food processing technology.
Integrated Development Team
Spread’s development system consists of three teams, each responsible respectively for research and development, technology development, and product development. The teams share their development themes, and may collaborate and integrate depending on the circumstances, allowing for a seamless and flexible system. By receiving feedback data from production, distribution and sales departments, each development team member is able to broaden their perspective, leading to the creation of high-value know-how and intellectual property.
Capability-Unified Management System
Unified Management System
Business operations at Spread, in the value chain spanning from production to sales, are all unified. As freshness and speed are so vital to the produce, cultivation, distribution, and sales teams share information promptly to allow for immediate adaptations and responses. Optimization of each individual process and their unified management allow us to maximize the value proposition for our customers.
We are able to provide a stable supply of high-quality vegetables utilizing our production system, which is not affected by unfavorable external factors such as extreme weather. In addition, our automated cultivation has made possible improved productivity and standardization of the cultivation processes. Our automated cultivation platform allows for anyone, anywhere to produce delicious vegetables at the same standard. Our unique Techno Farm™ expertise continues to evolve, to bring Earth’s bounty of fresh vegetables to the dining tables all over the world.
Environmental Control at Large Scale
Utilization of IoT/AI
Fully Unmanned Cultivation Management
Specifications of Spread’s Vertical Farms
54 Kamata, Amarube-cho, Kameoka, Kyoto, Japan
Cultivation Method Indoor Vertical Farm Using Artificial Lighting Site Area 4,780㎡ Products Leafy greens (Lettuce) Production Capacity 21 thousand heads of lettuce / day
7.7 million heads of lettuce / year
Production Start July 2007 Number of Cultivation Rack Tiers 16 Tiers
Techno Farm Keihanna
9-5-5 Kizugawadai, Kizugawa, Kyoto, Japan
Cultivation Method Indoor Vertical Farm Using Artificial Lighting Site Area 11,550㎡ Products Leafy greens (Lettuce) Production Capacity 30 thousand heads of lettuce / day
Approx. 11 million heads of lettuce / year
Production Start November 2018 Number of Cultivation Rack Tiers 14 Tiers
Techno Farm Narita
2700-72 Koike, Shibayama-machi, Sanbu-gun, Chiba, Japan 289-1624
(On site of ENEOS Techno Material Narita Factory)
Cultivation Method Indoor Vertical Farm Using Artificial Lighting Site Area Approx. 8,000㎡ Products Leafy greens (Lettuce) Production Capacity 30 thousand heads of lettuce / day
Approx. 11 million heads of lettuce / year
Production Start June 2021 Number of Cultivation Rack Tiers 28 Tiers
Techno Farm Fukuroi
Fukuroi-shi, Shizuoka, Japan (Off Fukuroi IC)
Cultivation Method Indoor Vertical Farm Using Artificial Lighting Site Area Approx. 24,400㎡ Products Leafy greens (Lettuce) Production Capacity 10 tons / day
3,650 tons / year
Production Start January 2024 (Planned) Number of Cultivation Rack Tiers -
We welcome partners who share the same vision as Spread, ranging from business partners to collaborate on Techno Farm™, to joint development partners in various fields such as automation technology, IoT/AI, seeds designed for vertical farm cultivation, and biodegradable materials.