About Us

In 1954, Vernon “V.L.” Smithers revolutionized the floral industry with the creation of OASIS® Floral Foam – a water-absorbing design media for florists. OASIS® is now the most recognized and trusted brand in the global floral industry. 

Since that start, Smithers-Oasis has grown into a diverse global manufacturer and marketer of floral foam and design media, floral accessories, postharvest products, cellular growing media, temperature control packaging, medical impression foam, and custom foams for specialized applications. Our business divisions include OASIS® Floral Products, FloraLife Postharvest Products, OASIS® Grower Solutions, Temprecision International, Medical Impression Foam and Engineered Products.

Our business divisions and operating units all have the same goal – to provide solutions-based products and services – and our network of facilities around the world enables Smithers-Oasis to provide these at the local level, yet with a global perspective. For floral markets, that means products that reflect local cultural preferences and traditions. From horticultural and postharvest perspectives, we work with suppliers throughout the global supply chain to maximize crop production and protect products from harvest to the point of sale. For our specialty foam divisions, we drive innovation, accept accountability, and are positioned to partner with operations worldwide.

At Smithers-Oasis, we are committed to quality and innovation. We are proud to collaborate with our communities to create longstanding, supportive partnerships and customer satisfaction.

Our Purpose

To help people express and experience emotion by adding value to flowers and plants.

Our Values

Dedication to customers
Quality of products and services
Respect for the individual
Integrity and trust
Collaboration

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 History

Discover the fascinating history behind the early days of floral foam through our growth into hydroponics and temperature controlled packaging.

Our Divisions

Smithers-Oasis serves a wide range of industries and customers through our business divisions.

 

Professionals and hobbyists alike can further their floral design skills with the help of OASIS® Floral Products.

Floralife supports the postharvest care, distribution, and handling needs of the floral industry.

OASIS® Grower Solutions promote healthy and vigorous root development and propagation.

Temprecision International manufactures performance foams for temperature control applications.

BIO-FOAM® Impression Foam solves the time and mess of casts with an easily compressible foam.

 

Engineered Products leverages our foam expertise to identify applications and solutions across a broad range of markets.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

Smithers-Oasis is committed to contributing to the sustainability of the earth we live on and the people and communities we serve globally.

Industries Served

Floral Design

Horticulture

Hydroponics

Floriculture

Home Gardening

Home Décor

Retail

Chemicals

Transportation and Logistics

Military

Bio/Pharmaceutical

Medical

Food

Manufacturing

Hospitality

Building Materials

Craft and Hobby

Worldwide Locations

As a global company, Smithers-Oasis features a network of offices and facilities around the world that enables us to provide products and services to the local market. 

Get in Touch

Have questions? Need help with a unique application for your industry? We’d love to hear from you.