April 5, 2023
Agrilution ends business with greenhouses
Daily freshly harvested salads and herbs from an automatically controlled greenhouse ('Plantcube') – with this concept, the Munich-based start-up Agrilution wanted to bring the idea of vertical farming into the home. Since the end of 2019, this has been happening under the umbrella of the Miele Group. Now, the Gütersloh-based household appliance company has announced that it will no longer be continuing the business with the Plantcubes due to a lack of economic prospects. This affects almost 40 salaried as well as additional student employees, who have been given notice of termination due to the closure of the business on June 30, 2023. The approximately 650 users, who also purchased their seeds ('Seedbars') through Agrilution, will soon receive an offer to buy back their equipment.