The Continued Growth of OSI Food Solutions

Posted on April 10, 2018 By

OSI Group is under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin. Sheldon has been working with the company since 1970. When he joined the company, it only had one branch in Chicago. Ever since, the firm has managed to expand operations to various parts of the country. Later on, the activities of the companies were extended to other parts of the world due to the strategies used by Sheldon. The company today has its operations in 17 different countries.

In the year 2016, OSI Food Solutions was able to expand its business. The firm bought several companies during that year. The company began by purchasing a storage and food processing facility in Chicago that was owned by Tyson Foods. This helped in supporting the continued growth of the firm. Moreover, OSI Food Solutions managed to get a controlling stake in Boho Food in August of the same year. This is a firm that serves the meat, snacks, and convenient foods industries. It has its base in the Netherlands. After the transaction was completed, the Managing Director of Boho Foods stated that they were excited to begin working with the larger company.

The last acquisition that the firm did that year was for Flagship Europe. This firm makes the sauces, dressing, and mayonnaise for the United Kingdom market. It also provides the markets around with poultry and pie products. OSI Group would benefit from this purchase. They would now have a more significant presence in Europe. It would also help them to continue meeting the demands of their clients.

OSI Food Solutions in Spain added a production line. This boosted the output of chicken products from the company. This plant located in Toledo finished these improvements in 2017. This improvement in the production led to an increment of jobs. The added job opportunities in the firm are a significant boost to the local economy.

The British Safety Council gave the Globe of Honor to OSI Food Solutions. This was still in 2016. It was given the award due to its excellent management of environmental risks. This award was presented to them at the Draper’s Hall in London. The company was among the 18 institutions to receive the award. The Globe of Honor is usually given to the organizations that show excellence in the management of the environment. An organization will first need to get all the five stars in the audit for environmental control carried out by the British Safety Council for it to compete for this award.

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