Skip to main content

Toshiba to End Leaf Vegetable Production and Close Plant Factory

Press Release   •   Oct 06, 2016 07:08 GMT

TOKYO— Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that it will close “Toshiba Clean Room Farm Yokosuka” in Yokosuka, Kanagawa prefecture and end production of lettuce and other leaf vegetables by the end of the year, in line with its policy of concentrating resources on focus businesses.

Toshiba will continue to support and market technologies for indoor plant factory, based on experience and know-how in lighting technology, temperature and humidity control and remote monitoring gained through production at the Toshiba Clean Room Farm Yokosuka.

About Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into three focus business fields: Energy that sustains everyday life, that is cleaner and safer; Infrastructure that sustains quality of life; and Storage that sustains the advanced information society. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations and is contributing to the realization of a world where generations to come can live better lives.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of 551 consolidated companies employing 188,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 5.6 trillion yen (US$50 billion). (As of March 31, 2016.)

To find out more about Toshiba, visit