At Europark in Houthalen-Helchteren, the groundworks for the brand-new Smithers-Oasis plant will start at the end of this month. The producer of the Oasis floral foam products for cut, silk and dried flowers and Floralife care products for the entire floriculture chain, plans to move into this area in the spring of 2019.
Florists, growers, wholesalers, garden centers, training centers for floral art, retailers, etc. all belong to the customer base of Smithers-Oasis.
The American company Smithers Oasis, with more than 20 branches a global player, has been active in Belgium since 1969. First in Zwartberg and later with a branch in Houthalen-Helchteren.
A devastating fire laid, almost two years ago, the previous building - in the same location - in ashes. In the meantime, the company found shelter in an adjoining rental building at the Europark in
Houthalen-Helchteren. With the announcement of the new building, the company is ready to turn a page and start a new chapter.
"The BeNeLux is an important sales market for our group and we look forward with confidence to a prosperous future, to the new building and the further digital expansion of our company" says Chris Martens, Managing Director of Smithers-Oasis Belgium NV. "The new building, which largely consists of storage space for our products with an integrated office, is an important logistical link in the BeNeLux ".
The design of the new building was made by M10 architects from Lille. The execution is in the hands of contractor Mathieu Gijbels from Opglabbeek.