In order to enter the growing floriculture business, in 1999 Toyota established Toyota Floritech Co., Ltd. with Hakusan Co.,Ltd. - a seeds and seedlings import company - and began full-scale operations.
The company's large greenhouse for potted flowers is equipped with a highly automated cultivation system and is one of the largest in Asia, measuring 88 by 231 meters. The company is taking advantage of a climate which surpasses even that of countries like Denmark or Holland, where the flower business flourishes, to produce various types of flowers. Approximately four million mini potted flowers and ornamental plants are sold each year.
*More than 900tons of CO2 has been reduced annually through the fuel change and the tri-generation system.
◆Outside view of the greenhouse
◆Inside view of the greenhouse
Toyota Floritech Co., Ltd. was established in October 1999.
|Location||Rokkasho-Mura, Kamikita County, Aomori Prefecture|
|Business||Production and sales of potted flowers and ornamental plants.|
|Capital||100 million yen (50% by Toyota Motor Corporation, 50% by Hakusan Co.,Ltd.)|
|President||Teruo Takatomi (President of Hakusan Co.,Ltd.)|
|Number of Employees||12 employees and 37 part-time workers (as of the end of April 2010)|