Organigram’s production facility is located on a 14-acre campus in Moncton, New Brunswick.
The facility has current licensed target production capacity of 89,000 kg per year1
1 Target production capacity once fully operational. Several factors can cause actual capacity to differ from estimates. See "Risk Factors" in the company's latest MD&A.
Phase 4 expansion
The Phase 4 expansion includes an advanced mechanical system and an improved irrigation system which is expected to be one of the most sophisticated in North America.
Beyond Phase 4, the Company is: Refurbishing 56,000 square feet of space within its existing facility for its own edibles and derivative product facility as well as additional extraction capacity.
Organigram has also signed a multi-year extraction contract with Valens GroWorks Corporation, which will allow for the production of extract concentrate for oils and derivative products.
Organigram is focused on a core competency of controlling conditions in precisely built indoor environments with a relentless commitment to continuous improvement and investment in proprietary software, OrganiGrow. The Company believes it has created the best of both worlds: high quality product and low cost of production.
1Several factors can cause actual capacity and costs to differ from estimates. See "Risks Factors" in the Company's latest MD&A and in the latest Annual Information Form.
Three-tiered Cultivation Technology
Maximizing high-quality indoor production at low costs
The facility uses an innovative, indoor three-tier growing system which maximizes square footage.
Design and automation improvements include an ergonomically-friendly grow room design, automatic potting, pre-roll and packaging machines, and larger propagation rooms with advanced environmental systems.
Every element of production is tracked on a proprietary in-house software system called OrganiGrow. Inputs, including soil, nutrients and water, and environmental conditions like wind, light, humidity and temperature are paired against yield and lab results, allowing staff to analyze data and determine which products and practices are most effective for optimal plant growth. Staff have come to know the plants in Organigram's genetic library well and understand that every cultivar has unique environmental needs; historical data is used to create tailored micro-climates best-suited for specific genetics.
Over 1,000 data points are tracked during production. Plant and production elements tracked include:
- Plant height and growth rates
- Inputs including nutrients, PH of water, coco coir/soil, biologicals, etc
- Cannabinoid development
- Weight control
- Quality standards, including potting compaction, trim quality and microbial levels