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22/08/2002   Yellow Pages Business Ideas Grant Finalist.

The Vertical Rotating Growing System (RGS) became a NSW finalist & a National finalist for the 2001 Yellow Pages Business Ideas Grant. The awards were held at the Palladium, Crown Towers in Melbourne Victoria on 22 August 2001.



01/01/2001   Vertical Rotating Growing System (RGS).

The RGS patent No. PCT AU02/00097 is suitable to grow crops from flowers & vegetables to live stock feed for horses, cattle & goats etc. Saving the grower up to 93% of land area & providing substantial efficiencies in yield production per square metre.

01/07/2001   Australian Technology Showcase.

Recently an expert panel drawn from the NSW Innovation Council recommended the vertical Rotating Growing System to be featured in the Australian Technology Showcase.

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25/10/2001   Overseas interest continues to increase.
Countries such as Japan, the Middle East, China, Mongolia & the Pacific Islands have all shown strong interest in the RGS, for both vegetables & fodder.
11/11/2001   Japanese to visit Australia.
Mr. Shinji Morimura, representative for A & B Hydroponics in Japan, & the director & founder of Japanese International Food & Aquaculture Society (JIFAS) & also the founder of Aquaculture Business Communications (A.B.C) has made many visits to Australia with prospective clients.
15/12/2001   'Mother Farm' in Japan.

Mother Farm (Japan) achieved amazing results with A-Frame Strawberry System. From 2,880 to 14,952 strawberry plants in the same floor area of 360 m2, 419% increase (12,072 extra plants). Opening day to the public was 22/12/01 with media & press release. Since the first installation of the A-Frame system at Mother Farm & with the excellent increases in tourism Mother Farm has extended their business with the A-Frame systems.

05/01/2002   Japan continues to show strong interest.
Our A-Frame design since the opening at Mother Farm in Japan has more than doubled in sales. A&B Japan will also promote various home style hydroponic systems into the Japanese market for domestic use, ideal for family use.
11/04/2002   AAA-Farm Innovation Program.
The Senator Hon Judith Troeth, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry, has granted up to $399,250 to A&B Hydroponics towards their vertical RGS project in Cudgen, northern NSW Australia. The RGS for both fodder & vegetable production will be completed towards first half of 2003.
25/08/2002   Chinese delegates to visit Australia.
Several Chinese delegates from business & government sectors visited A&B to see the Fodder Rotating Growing Machine.
01/03/2003   A&B expands into new overseas markets.
A&B has recently expanded into the Chinese markets, with their customised solution. Several acres have been put aside for this trial in the country side of Dalian China. The results have come through showing healthier grape vines, increased bunches to each vine & sweeter flavour. Now that China has entered into the W.T.O, A&B sees China becoming a very large part of their future businesses.
14/09/2004   A&B expanding into the United Arab Emirates.
Further interest abroad has provided A&B the opportunity to expand their RGS technology into the Middle East regions. Completed in December 2005, it is a fully environmentally controlled greenhouse of approx 980 m2, producing over 13,000 pesticide free heads of lettuce, every week fresh to the consumers.
01/05/2005   FIJI Pacific Islands
A&B is further expanding their RGS technologies into the Pacific Islands of FIJI. With a 320m2 pesticide free & fully environmentally controlled greenhouse producing fresh, high quality lettuces. This is an advantage for Fiji consumers as it immediately saves approximately 14 days sailing time importing lettuce from Australia. The greenhouse was completed December 2005 with future plans already in discussions for 2 additional greenhouse producing Beef tomatoes, herbs & decorative lettuce.

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