Global food processing and food solutions powerhouse OSI Industries has had a significant amount of noteworthy news in recent years. The company is on a constant expansion plan and currently operates 80 plus facilities in 17 countries worldwide. What started as a small family-owned meat market in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Illinois in 1909 is now one of the 100 top food companies in the United States of America and one of the largest companies of its type operating in the world today.
Noteworthy OSI Industries News of Recent Years:
2014 saw OSI Industries establish a valuable partnership in the United Kingdom. U.K. company Pickstock is a major British producer of beef. OSI has always strived to develop relationships with valuable companies in global markets. Pickstock has a unique insight into the U.K. foodservice market that is invaluable to OSI Industries.
2016 was a huge year for OSI Industries in Europe in general. The foodservice giant gained control of U.K. food company Flagship Europe and has rebranded the firm under the name Creative Foods Europe. Another major acquisition was Dutch company Baho Food. Baho is a major wholesale food distributor across Europe and operates processing facilities in Germany and the Netherlands. The Flagship and Baho acquisitions represent a massive growth in OSI’s product portfolio in the European market. OSI President and Chief Operating Officer David McDonald has noted that he expects this move to be a huge step toward OSI signing on with more major corporate accounts in the European arena.
2016 also saw OSI Industries respond to the growing demand for processed chicken in Spain and Portugal. The OSI facility in Toledo, Spain was processing just over 12,000 tons of chicken per year prior to major upgrades that OSI put into renovating the plant’s production line. That number is now up to 24,000 tons of processed chicken per year. OSI officials feel confident that this move will pay off well in the long run as it allows OSI Industries to continue to serve its customer base with the very best in customer service.
OSI Industries also saw its efforts at environmental management rewarded in 2016. The British Safety Council bestows its Globe of Honour Award yearly to companies that show a consistent commitment to environmental sustainability. OSI Group attained the lofty 5-Star rating from the British Safety Council that is necessary in order to be nominated for the Globe of Honour.
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