Research and Technology

When it comes to our products, we have the same dedication to discovery as V.L. Smithers did when he invented water-absorbing foam in 1954. Our passion for product quality has driven us to establish a network of research and testing facilities across the globe, all dedicated to advancing floriculture, enhancing flower life and increasing customer satisfaction.

Our Research & Technology teams collaborate with suppliers to establish raw material specifications and manage ongoing research throughout the world to ensure product superiority. Our ongoing commitment to the highest production standards includes lean manufacturing practices, which provide us operational efficiencies that benefit both our company and customers.

Our manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout the world help to deliver the best products in the most timely and cost-efficient manner possible, improving local service and product availability.