Tikun Olam’s Europe Facilities
The facilities of Tikun Olam Europe, based in Greece, extend over an area of 56,000 sq.m. in the Peloponnese (Examilia, Corinthia). The factory includes three units, the medical cannabis greenhouse cultivation unit (16,000 sq.m.), the primary processing unit of the collected plants (1,000 sq.m.) and the medicinal cannabis final products production & packaging unit (1,500 sq.m. ). The greenhouses extend over a gross area of 21,000 sq.m. and include the necessary separate “compartments” to carry out the various stages of plant development.
The facility also has: special storage areas for raw materials and finished products, a quality control laboratory, auxiliary buildings and an administration building.
The entire area of the factory is under constant guard, while all the necessary protection measures against natural disasters, digital risks, theft and intrusion have been taken to ensure the safety of the workers and the smooth operation of the unit.
Greenhouse Cultivation Unit
The greenhouse cultivation unit of Tikun Olam Europe in Greece has a total gross area of 21.000m2. The unit includes the mother plant area, the cloning area for the development of clones from the mother plants and the main transplantation and flowering area of the young plants.
The unit is designed with the highest standards to ensure optimal growth conditions and stability of plants and to provide the maximum cultivation area. It also includes special heating and irrigation installations.
The greenhouse area is directly connected to the post-harvest processing unit, assuring compliance to the Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP).
Post-harvest Processing Unit
After harvesting, the plants are transferred to the Post-harvest Processing unit, where the processes of flower sorting, drying and trimming are performed. Afterwards primary packaging of the dry flower is carried out and the material is forwarded for storage.
Each stage of the post-harvest processing is performed in specially designed areas, using properly selected and validated equipment that assures the product quality.
All the post-harvest procedures are in full compliance with the EU Good Cultivation and Collection Practices (GACPs) and the EU Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
Dry Flower & Oil Production and Packaging Unit
Dry Flower Production and Packaging Unit
Tincture Oil Production and Packaging Unit
The dry flower is used as a raw material in the production unit for the preparation of finished medical cannabis products. The unit has adequate areas and equipment to produce cannabis oils through the process of botanical extraction. The extract is then used for the preparation of finished medical cannabis products in oral dosage forms.
The facility is fully compliant to the current specifications of a pharmaceutical production unit. It includes classified areas, according to the EU Good Manufacturing Practices and international standards (ISO 14644 – Class D).
The production and packaging units operate according to EU GMP standards and include highly efficient production / packaging lines of the latest technology, for various pharmaceutical forms.
The main building also includes storage areas for raw and packaging materials, finished products and consumables. In close proximity, there are ancillary facilities to support the production operations (purified water production system, boilers, steam generators, air compressors, etc).
Quality Assurance & Quality Control
With the goal of creating high-quality products and with patient safety as an absolute priority, Tikun Olam Europe has established a universal quality and control system that ensures the quality of its products. In all operations related to cultivation, production, packaging, quality control and supply chain, strict protocols and procedures are applied to ensure that the final product is in full compliance with its approved specifications and fit for its intended use of.
Each stage of the process – from cultivation to shipment of the final product – is carried out under the supervision of the Company’s Quality Assurance & Quality Control Department, ensuring compliance with GMP/GACP and ISO 9001:2015 requirements and Safety, Effectiveness and Quality of the product.
The factory also complies with the requirements of the ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 standards regarding the Environmental Health and Safety Management Systems at Work, respectively.