Plant Factory and R&D Center (Hungary)


    Budapest, Hungary




    Food production


    R&D purpose vertical farm


    Tungsram, Eisberg

An R&D purpose vertical farm unique in Central Europe was opened in the Budapest headquarters of Tungsram.

The commercial plant factory, with a designated R&D center was built by Tungsram Agritech in one of their unused factory halls. The facility was developed using Biopolus biotechnology and  experience gained during development. Tungsram agritech manufactured the growth chambers of the facility using their own agritech lighting and associated technology. The implementation of the facility was partly supported by the ITM Industry 4.0 program.

The production area of the farm is 150 square meters where in a hydroponic system microgreens and baby leaves are grown exclusively under artificial, LED lighting regardless of the time of day or weather. The primary task of the demonstration plant and development center is to create the technological bases of a standardized and modular system, including hardware, software, and cultivation technology elements, as well as the operation and maintenance support services of future systems.

The facility will be used to grow various plant products for Eisberg, one of the largest producers of ready-to-eat salads in Central and Eastern Europe.