Under the “OASIS®” brand name, the foam product was considered revolutionary in providing a fast, efficient and secure means of designing and handling flower arrangements. The subsequent and rapid interest in the product provided for expanded production facilities throughout the world.
It was in 1986 that the Company’s ownership was transferred to Charles F. Walton of The Smithers-Oasis Company. With this transition, the company name was changed to Smithers-Oasis Company. Mr. Walton is currently a member of the Company's Board of Directors. In February of 2011, majority ownership of the company was transferred from Charles Walton to Robin M. Kilbride, President and Chief Executive Officer, and members of senior management.
Today, Smithers-Oasis Company is headquartered in Kent, Ohio. The company’s products are manufactured and distributed by its facilities in Belgium, China, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, the United States, the United Kingdom, and through third-party licensing arrangements in South Africa and Brazil. Sales offices are also maintained in Australia and Japan. Floralife serves the entire postharvest distribution channel, including growers, bouquet manufacturers, mass marketers, wholesale and retail florists throughout the world.