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The literal reconstruction of Smithers-Oasis BeNeLux is now a fact!

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Two years ago, a devastating fire destroyed the entire office building of Smithers-Oasis BeNeLux in Belgium. While the reconstruction was being undertaken, the company found shelter in an adjacent rental building on the Europark in Houthalen-Helchteren. The new building has now been completed, in the same location as the old one, and the company is officially ready to start a new chapter!


The work on the new building started at the beginning of October 2018 and, thankfully, progressed very smoothly. A cheerful opening ceremony for the new, and improved, office building was organised on Friday, May 17.

“We are very pleased to celebrate the opening of our new building in a festive way. Our ambition is to trade in an environmentally responsible and pro-active manner. And with the move into our new offices and warehouse, we can develop even more in this area”, explains Chris Martens, Managing Director Smithers-Oasis Belgium N.V.

M10 Architects did the design of the new building. The project execution was in the hands of contractor company Mathieu Gijbels.

International Florist Organisation Florint and Smithers-Oasis have been working together for a number of years. As of 2019, our strategic partnership focuses on improving the market share of the professional florist, by strengthening their craftsmanship, entrepreneurship and marketing.

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A company with a long history…


Smithers-Oasis is a leading producer and trader of OASIS® floral foam, OASIS® floral foam related products, OASIS® growing products for the flower industry and Floralife post-harvest products. The founder of the company, V.L. Smithers, invented the world’s first water-absorbing foam in Ohio in 1954, which radically changed the flower industry.

Over the years, OASIS® has become one of the best-known brands in the industry. Florists, growers, wholesalers, garden centres, training centres, retailers… they all belong to the Smithers-Oasis customer base. The American Smithers-Oasis is, with more than 20 branches, a global player and has been active in Belgium since 1967.



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