Consistent growth and a total commitment to serving its customers are the hallmarks of the business model at OSI Food Solutions. OSI, well known as one of the world’s largest food processing companies, has a history that goes back to the early twentieth century and is now an operation with facilities in 17 different countries around the world. OSI Food Solutions has always been about growth. First, this growth was within the company’s original area of Chicago, Illinois. Next, the firm expanded to cover the midwest before going national and then international. The international expansion of OSI Food Solutions started in the 1970s and it hasn’t slowed down since.
OSI company officials, food service icons such as Sheldon Lavin and David McDonald, have a commitment to continuing to fuel the company’s success with further growth. This growth greatly assists OSI in being able to serve its customer base at the highest level. The fact that OSI is committed to further expansion can be seen by the fact that the firm has made extra efforts in this area in recent years. There have been various types of growth that OSI has participated in since 2016. These types of growth include expansion, acquisitions and mergers.
On the expansion end of things, OSI Food Solutions has had several major ones since 2016. The expansion work done in Toledo, Spain has seen that particular facility double its chicken productions along with some other great expansions at the facility that improved security as well as employee experience. OSI also expanded operations in Chicago, Illinois when it purchases the former Tyson Food processing facility. This adds a second Chicago facility which is a huge boost for the company’s operations in that region. OSI officials have been absolutely thrilled with both of these great expansion projects.
On the acquisition end of things, OSI Food Solutions was on the move in Europe. The company gained control of the U.K.’s Flagship Europe and the Netherlands based Baho Food. These companies have now joined the OSI family and are looking forward to a bright future. Both companies are ideal fits for the OSI brand. Flagship has taken on the new name of Creative Foods Europe.
In terms of mergers, OSI Food has entered into a huge merger with the Australian poultry producer Turi Foods. This merger is absolutely huge for both companies and dramatically increases OSI’s presence in the country of Australia.