9 December 2015, Vienna, Austria –
Singaporean company Sky Urban Solutions, headed by Founder and CEO Mr Jack Ng today received the European Society for Quality Research’s (“ESQR”) International Diamond Prize for Excellence in Quality 2015 in an award ceremony held in Vienna, Austria.
ESQR, with its Head Office in Lausanne, Switzerland, promotes quality awareness, recognizes good business practices, technological innovation, quality achievements in companies, public administrations and organizations worldwide, and publicizes their successful performance strategies. Past award winners include Philips (The Netherlands), Konica Minolta (Japan), Delta Air Lines (the USA), UniCredit (Italy) and All Nippon Airways (Japan).
Earlier in August this year, Jack also won the INDEX: Award 2015 – the world’s biggest and probably most important design prize, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Jack’s patented invention of the world’s first low-carbon, hydraulic-powered vertical farming system is recognized for having a global impact in the creation of a future farm, transforming agriculture and feeding the world. He is the first Singaporean and ethnic Chinese to receive this prestigious award.
“We are very honored to receive this international award in recognition of our commitment towards quality in food production innovations,” said Jack. “We will continue to strive towards delivering sustainable urban agriculture solutions for the benefit of the environment and our future generations.”
Sky Urban Solutions operates one of the largest vegetable farming facilities in Singapore using its award-winning vertical farming system and supplies fresh vegetables to NTUC Fairprice, Singapore’s largest supermarket chain. This highly adaptable system has been successfully implemented in Hainan, China in June 2015 in Sky Urban Solution’s first overseas vertical farm project and the company is planning to expand into other cities in China, Malaysia, the USA and other regions.
“We are very proud to partner with Mr. Ng and the Sky Urban team, and we celebrate their commitment to developing innovative solutions to integrated, sustainable and green urban agriculture technology,” said Dr. Sarasin, Executive Vice President, Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group). “Researching and developing new technologies that provide the world with safe and nutritious food is the very principle upon which CP Group was formed. Today, we offer our partners our decades of expertise, and we are actively committed to working alongside them to develop solutions that will enable us to continue feeding the world long into the future.”
CP Group began as a seed trading store in Thailand close to 100 years ago and counts among its key subsidiaries today a leading global agribusiness, Charoen Pokphand Foods, that integrates international food production, distribution and retail. With a presence in 30 countries, the company exports its products to feed different peoples across over 100 markets worldwide. It is also Thailand’s largest private company and among the most sizable conglomerates worldwide that operates in agribusiness and food, retail, and distribution, and the telecommunications industries. The Group also manages investments across over 18 countries and recently invested in Sky Urban Solutions, to which it is now a strategic partner.
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About Sky Urban Solutions
Sky Urban Solutions is the innovator and builder of the world’s first low carbon hydraulic-powered vertical farming system with its Sky GreensTM farm and vegetables. Under the leadership of CEO and founder Mr Jack Ng, the company grew from a small start-up in 2009 to an international enterprise focused on providing urban solutions to cities to meet the food needs of a rapidly urbanized world. Sky Urban Solutions endeavors to become the world leading solution provider for integrated, sustainable and green urban agriculture technology.
More information can be found at www.skygreens.com.
About Charoen Pokphand Group
Charoen Pokphand Group (C.P. Group) is one of Thailand’s largest private businesses and one of Asia’s leading conglomerates, with a global and diversified business across a variety of geographies, sectors and industries. From its humble beginnings in 1921, C.P. Group has grown into a global company and has an annual turnover of US$ 43 billion. With over 300,000 employees, it operates in a number of key markets, including China, India, Russia, Turkey and ASEAN nations and maintaining offices in other major countries such as Australia, the US, the UK, France, Germany, and Italy. C.P. Group’s flagship companies span agrifood, retail and telecommunications.