Swiss medicinal crops producer Grow Motion has been operational for less than a year, but already has ambitious plans for future expansion. Grow Motion is currently growing CBD (low THC content). Therefore it is not necessary to obtain an official licence in Switzerland. “Grodan’s solutions play a part in giving us a bigger and faster yield of high-quality flowers than we could achieve with soil,” says Benjamin Gutsch, who oversees the production facility. “And when we decide to scale up, we know that Grodan’s uniform growing media will give us perfect results every time.”
After three years of planning, construction and arranging licences, medicinal crops producer Grow Motion – based in Solothurn, Switzerland – recently became operational. “We are now seven months into production, and we’re happy to already be cultivating 6,400 plants,” says Benjamin Gutsch, head grower at Grow Motion.
Having previously worked with medicinal crops in Spain and Germany, Gutsch moved to Switzerland in August 2022 to put his experience to good use at Grow Motion’s new facility. He was personally involved in the final preparations, and today he and his team of six people take care of the day-to-day operations at the facility. That currently comprises a mother room and a growing room, each measuring 145m2. “Quality is very important to us, especially because we are selling to the pharmaceutical industry. And Switzerland is a good country in which to make good quality,” he comments.