At Flora, we have been manufacturing and supplying
herbal products since 1965, but our roots stretch back to Germany in the early
1900s, where Dr. Otto Greither, grandfather of the current owner Thomas Greither,
dedicated his life to the discovery, production and distribution of natural
health care products. Flora has preserved his original dedication to perfect
and make available herbal remedies that ensure maximum purity, quality and potency
with a holistic approach to health.
In God We Trust
The mission of Flora is to participate in the continuing evolution of the people
on Earth toward universal harmony, peace and perfection by providing products
and services for the purification and upliftment of the body and spirit, and by
providing to each person who derives a livelihood with Flora, an opportunity for
personal growth and advancement of these goals in life.
In 1965, Flora began its North American
operations in Burnaby,
British Columbia, and is currently owned by natural health visionary Thomas Greither.
Originally, Thomas ran a natural foods store in Burlington, Vermont, and it was
his dream to produce and provide consumers with the finest health products available.
In its early stages, Flora served primarily as a centre for distributing
and marketing European herbal remedies. At that time, alternative
health products were virtually unknown in Canada. As interest grew,
Flora began manufacturing natural bulk laxatives and its own line
of herbal therapeutic teas. These teas were the first of their kind
to be prepared in Canada and their popularity soon blossomed.
In 1986, Flora resumed its role as
a pioneer when it produced the first truly cold-pressed, unrefined oils for medicinal
use or food preparation. A unique manufacturing method eliminates any light or
oxygen and allows the enzymes in the seed matter to be processed at body temperature
and the essential fatty acids to remain active.
In 1988, Flora expanded into the
U.S., opening a manufacturing facility in Lynden, Washington. The company also
acquired several acres of farmland in order to grow its own organic herbs. All
stages of production are done in-house in Burnaby and Lynden, from selecting and
lab testing all raw materials to herb extraction, encapsulation and final packaging.
In June of 1992, in cooperation with
Elaine Alexander, the company began preparing and distributing the remarkable
herbal formula known as Flor•Essence®. Its popular effect in exerting
a positive influence on a host of chronic conditions has rapidly spread throughout
the health community and is revered by people everywhere for its life-rejuvenating
benefits. Flora also launched a foundational line of health products under the
Udo's Choice® label including the first age-specific probiotics and vegetarian
Today, Flora continues its innovation
in product development and environmentally friendly manufacturing practices.
Flora has evolved into one of North America's premier natural
health products companies. The U.S. and Canadian production plants include sophisticated
semi-automatic and fully automatic equipment for processing quality herbal teas
and liquid tonics, encapsulating herbal extracts and cold-pressing certified organic
seeds into health-benefitting oils. Flora's ongoing research and development has
resulted in a number of production methods which are the finest in the world.
All of Flora's products are manufactured in accordance with GMP standards and
the facilities and manufacturing procedures are in compliance with all regulatory
agencies in Canada and the United States, including Health Canada and the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition, Flora is a certified organic
producer and processor overseen by the third-party certifying agency, Quality
Assurance International, (QAI). This means that the organic herbal remedies prepared
and distributed by Flora are guaranteed top quality and chemical free, right from
the seed that is planted to the harvest and from the post-harvest facilities to
the final production and packing.
Thomas Greither is dedicated to preserving the environment and in
utilizing production and packaging practices that are ecologically
sound, including vegetarian capsules for all the dry herbal extracts
and environmentally friendly amber glass bottles for the herbal tonics
and organic oils.
Flora has been honoured with numerous awards and continually strives
to remain a leader in the field of natural health by remaining committed
to its mandate of offering only supreme quality formulas.
Flora Export Division
Flora Manufacturing has been involved in export business over the last 20 years and together with our international partners has established a worldwide presence. Flora Export Division is based at our headquarters in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
Both the Flora™ brand and its line of products marketed under the Udo's Choice® label are highly regarded and in demand on a global scale. Flora™ distributes and sells its herbal remedies and health products in over 50 countries, and has a particularly strong presence in Europe and Mexico. We recognize the ever changing dynamic of international markets and cater to specific needs of each market or region. To meet the needs of its international clients, Flora™ provides customized and country-tailored support to facilitate regulatory affairs, language-specific packaging solutions, and global delivery. Our strategy of offering value added services combined with market driven approach has enabled us to build a successful global distribution network.
Comprehensive & Customized International Business Support includes:
Your success is our success. We have dedicated resources to support all facets of increasingly challenging demands of international business. Our proven success record, long standing partnerships with our distributors along with a solid brand recognition are the best testament of our credibility. We offer a world of opportunities and are constantly in search of new distributors to work with us in the markets where Flora has not yet been represented.
- Marketing and Sales – financial support through co-op advertising programs and other country specific tools – marketing materials customization
- Regulatory affairs – both technical & financial assistance with product registration process, services of regulatory consultants
- Trade Mark registration
- Legal assistance when required
- New Product Launch & Development support – market customization
- Country & language specific packaging
- Product Educational Services
- Logistics Services
- Spokesperson services
- Sponsorship & Ambassadors arrangements
- Trade Show participation
- Graphic design services
- R&D projects
Talk to us to explore these opportunities.