QuantoTech is a supplier of LED and Ag-Tech Systems based in Vancouver, Canada that specializes in custom LED light, hydroponic, and control systems.
As a member of BC’s Cleantech Supercluster, QuantoTech strives for environment friendly solutions. LEDs are the most efficient and environment friendly lighting available on the market thanks to their long lifespan and efficient energy consumption and minimal heat waste.
The company has patents pending on vertically staged grow systems for horticulture and has developed Wi-Fi enabled plant monitoring and tracking for all of its grow systems. The solution was originally developed for northern latitude or challenging grow sites but can be applied to any grow situation. QuantoTech’s hydroponic shelving system takes a traditional grow layout and makes it vertical, optimizing the growing area inside of greenhouses and increasing output. The shelving has a water and nutrient distribution systems that can be controlled through QuantoTech’s control system.
QuantoTech works closely with local Canadian universities, researching solutions to further minimize electrical and thermal waste, to test plant monitoring systems, and to run controlled experiments. QuantoTech also hosts practicum students.
QuantoTech’s vision started through a love of indoor farming forged due to cold winters in Lethbridge, Alberta. QuantoTech was founded by a daughter father duo who quickly found a strong team of likeminded and experienced individuals with the goal of creating technology that can be used to expand access to fresh food in locations and climates where traditional farming methods are ineffective.
The goal has always been to develop technology that allows for the growth of hyper-fresh and hyper-local produce on any scale. QuantoTech’s highly scaleable vertical farming technology allows us to operate a number of micro-farms extremely close to the consumer minimizing the carbon footprint of our farms and the time produce spends traveling. By reducing the time produce spends traveling or in storage, thanks to the help of the DirectFood.Store, we are able to ensure the freshest and highest nutritional value produce available.
The QuantoTech team designs the LED lights, hydroponics, climate control, monitoring, and control systems in-house and manufacturers them locally in B.C. Using a number of “grow recipes” developed over the years, QuantoTech’s control and monitoring systems are able to reduce the labour involved in growing produce in order to be able to support local microfarms that service the community in which they are located.
Our flagship farm is located in Chilliwack serving a variety of lettuce to the lower mainland.
We acknowledge that QuantoTech’s offices are on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō) Nations. We thank those Indigenous people who still live on and care for these lands.