The OSI Group is actively working on their operations expansion. This began in 2016 when a Chicago storage warehouse and food processing facility was purchased. This facility once belonged to Tyson Foods and covers 20,000 square feet. This additional space enables OSI to keep up with the changing needs of their customers. The plant was used for prepared food operations by Tyson but it closed in 2015 to enable the company to improve their productivity.
The OSI Group is based out of Aurora, Illinois. They offer numerous types of foods to the world including protein items. They currently have 65 facilities and operate in 17 countries. To help meet their goal of increasing their facilities the OSI Group also acquired control of Baho Foods in 2016. The company manufacturers deli meats, snacks and numerous types of convenience foods for both food service businesses and retailers. This acquisition provided OSI Europe with more visibility throughout Europe. OSI has the ability to process the types of foods being prepared by Baho Food. OSI will be able to increase the production of the products consumers expect to be available from OSI.
There are five subsidiaries owned by Baho Food in addition to processing plants in Germany and the Netherlands. The subsidiaries are Q Smart Life, Vital Convenience, Henri van de Bilt, Bakx Foods and Gelderland Frischwaren. These companies provide eighteen different countries with food products. OSI plans to use the expertise of the existing managers. The Baho Group will benefit from the excellent relationship the OSI Group has with their suppliers and customers. Baho Food will be able to help their customers attain their business goals with a wide variety of products as their growth continues.
The third purchase of the OSI Group was towards the end of 2016. Flagship Europe was acquired from the Flagship Food Group located in Colorado. In January of 2018 Flagship Europe was rechristened as Creative Foods Europe. The company provides the United Kingdom with an assortment of products including frozen poultry, dressings, sauces, mayonnaise and sous vide products. Calder Foods has already been purchased by Flagship Europe adding dips, marinades abd sandwich fillings to the mix. This purchase expanded the global markets and customer base of the OSI Group even further by increasing their presence in Spain and Europe.
The last purchase of the OSI Group in Europe was in 2017. This provided a new production line for the facility in Toledo, Spain. This new line has enabled the company to increase their processed chicken production to 24,000 tons each year from the original 12,000 tons. This expansion increases OSI Food Solutions Spain’s production of beef, chicken and pork products to 45,000 tons. This additionally opened up twenty new jobs to add to the workforce of 140 individuals. There is an increase in the needs for chicken products in Portugal and Spain. During the last ten years this demand has increased by six percent. The last three years saw an increase of eight percent. OSI Food Solutions Spain is now capable of meeting this demand.
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