OSI Group is a food processing company. It mainly focuses on protein items sold around the globe. It produces fish, vegetables, bacon, poultry, dough products, pork, pizza and hot dogs. Its presence is felt in 65 facilities, which are located in 17 countries. It has its headquarters in located in Aurora, North Illinois. David McDonald is the president of the company while the Chief Executive Officer is Sheldon Lavin. OSI Group conducts business in many states including, West Jordan, Riverside, and California. It also operates in West Chicago, Illinois, Oakland, Chicago, Geneva, Iowa, Utah, Fort Atkinson, and Wisconsin.
OSI Group also operates in India. It opened a plant named Madanapalle to process frozen vegetables. The facility was strategically put up near farms, airports, and cities. It is, therefore, able to serve a considerable number of customers. OSI Group also has its operations in Eastern Europe. It built a plant in Poland in 2012 and expanded a chicken processing plant in Hungary. It has also partnered with Gen OSI in the Philippines where it opened a new processing plant in 2017. The plant has a capacity of producing 51 million pounds per year. It supplies beef, chicken, and fish to foodservice companies and eateries. OSI works round the clock to meet changing needs of consumers. Consumers are aware of the need for natural food and healthy products.
In 2016 a Dutch Manufacturer of convenience foods called Baho food was acquired by OSI Group. The products and services offered by Baho foods have been an added advantage for OSI Group because it has five subsidiaries such as Convenience, Q smart Life, and Bakx foods. Other of its subsidiaries include Henri van de Bilt, Vital, and Gelderland Frischwaren. Baho has processing plants in Netherlands and Germany. It also operates in 18 countries in Europe. It also acquired Flagship Europe, which is a supplier of poultry, dips, and sauce to British dining establishments.
OSI Group acquired Tyson Foods in 2016. Tyson Foods was looking to shut down due to cost when OSI came to its rescue. The company had provided more than 500 jobs; hence, its closure would have affected many people. The acquisition benefited OSI Group’s production results. OSI Group is always looking for expansion opportunities both locally and internationally. It has managed to stay at the top of the industry through excellent marketing and accurate product development. Sheldon Lavin has been instrumental in the growth of OSI Group. He was in the finance and banking sector before venturing into the food business.
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