OSI Group, which includes OSI Food Solutions, is a company that supplies food products to establishments worldwide. They’re headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. The food products they provide include poultry, fish, pizza, and hot dogs. The group started in 1909 as a meat market and has grown into a global leader.
The company made some important purchases and improvements to their existing facilities in the year 2016. This includes a food processing and storage facility previously operated by Tyson Foods. The facility is located in Chicago near an existing OSI plant. This allowed for further expansion and growth within OSI’s manufacturing network. This was one of the many ways the group expanded, to meet the demands of their growing customer base.
OSI Food Solutions has a strong presence in the European market, which was increased and secured by acquiring a majority percentage of ownership in Baho Food. This took place in August of 2016. Baho Food is located in the Netherlands and supplies industries that sell snack foods and different kinds of meat. The companies’ plants are in the Netherlands and Germany. OSI Food Solutions also acquired the U.K. food service provider, Flagship Europe, in December of 2016. This company specializes in condiments and they also provide pies, poultry, and products for sous vide cooking.
OSI Solutions also operates in Spain and Portugal, where the demand for chicken products has increased to a rate of about 8% in recent years. As the demand grows, OSI has made changes and upgrades to keep up with and exceed production requirements. They installed a high-capacity production line in 2016, doubling their production of processed chicken. They also increased their production of pork and beef products, and added more employees to their production line.
Overall improvements made by the OSI Group include brand new buildings and equipment, as well as shipping and receiving areas. The new equipment installed in existing buildings had the additional benefit of reducing electricity consumption and costs. Security systems were also enhanced with perimeter surveillance amd indoor cameras. The company has also invested in a product development kitchen.
OSI is one of America’s top 100 food companies, with more than 65 facilities worldwide. Some well known companies they supply include Subway, Starbucks, Papa John’s Pizza, and Pizza Hut. The recent acquisitions, improvements, and expansion of existing facilities have allowed OSI Food Solutions to increase production and offer new products. This will continue to grow the company, in more ways than one.
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