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Smithers-Oasis, headquartered in Kent, Ohio, is the leading global manufacturer and marketer of floral foam, floral accessories, cellular growing media and fresh cut flower care products under the brand names OASIS® FLORAL PRODUCTS, Floralife® Post-Harvest Products and OASIS® Grower Solutions. With more than 20 operating units and distribution facilities globally, Smithers-Oasis is not only the world market leader, but is also engaged in finding new and creative solutions through extensive research and development activities for florists and growers worldwide.
The company founder, V.L. Smithers, revolutionized the floral industry with the invention of the world’s first water-absorbing floral foam in 1954. From now on florists had the possibility to water flower arrangements.
In 2007, Smithers-Oasis acquired the company Floralife, Inc., headquartered in Walterboro, South Carolina, USA. Since its foundation in 1938, Floralife has been solving the postharvest care-and-handling needs of the cut-flower industry for more than 75 years. Floralife provides solutions throughout the flower chain, from grower to consumer; pretreatment solutions for cut flowers, hydration products during transport and storage up to optimal nutrition supply at the right time.
Since 1969, the Smithers-Oasis Germany GmbH is active in Germany with its location in Grünstadt/Weinstraße. From there the company does not only supply the German market, but also a majority of Europe, such as Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Greece etc.
Smithers-Oasis is a supporter of the floristry industry in many ways, especially by maintaining and developing relations to florists, master florists and growers. We achieve this by supporting vocational and technical schools for florists and master schools, by the participation at special trade events and the cooperation with non-profit research institutes for floriculture. With the help of ambassadors, we offer educational programs in various countries, to demonstrate new ways in a constantly changing society.
Today, florists from all over the world trust the constant high quality of OASIS® FLORAL PRODUCTS and use OASIS® foam bases to transform their creative ideas into amazing workpieces.