Foodservices are some of the most important services in society. If there were no food services available, most grocery stores and supermarkets would have empty shelves. This is because most grocery stores and supermarkets do not produce their own foods. This is the way most food retailors are because they tend to get their food products from actual food service providers. OSI Industries just so happens to be one of those foodservice providers, and it has a long history of providing services in this field of work. OSI Industries is based out of Aurora-Illinois, but it has factories and facilities all over the globe.
Founded by Otto Kolschowski over a century ago, this one-time meat market has grew into a food wholesaling powerhouse. Some of its first locations were in the municipalities of Maywood, Illinois, and in Oak Park, Illinois. Every level of the game is being handled here, including processing, sourcing, development and management. The company produces a wide array of foods such as onions, cucumbers, pasta, pot roast, chili, soups, panini, Tofu, cooked sausage links, meatloaf, meatballs, cheese, flatbread, fresh dough products, panini, turkey products and many more. Having street-level knowledge of different foreign cuisines is a fine attribute to attain and OSI’s R&D specialists has this extensive knowledge. President David McDonald and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon Lavin has provided great leadership, and they have played a key role in the company’s success. OSI Industries does a phenomenal job of acquiring stake into other businesses.
In 2016, the company acquired Tyson Foods and acquired BAHO Food. By doing so, the company was able to expand its reach to other untapped markets overseas. In addition to that, the company has been able to solidify its strength from the foundation-up. OSI Industries is laying a fantastic blueprint for others to follow, which makes it a top 100 company.
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OSI Group boasts of being the food industry world leaders with their unique ways of conducting business satisfying their customers’ needs. They have the capability, ability, and interest in acquiring different food companies globally that are involved in the high quality production of food products hence increasing their portfolio brand. OSI Groups offers exception and high standard of operations globally with their latest addition and expansion being in Chicago and Europe.
The company leading operation headquarters are in Illinois, and the robust management and leadership ensure the smooth running of the company in the provision of value-added food products.
In 2016, OSI Group purchased the former Food plants of Tyson adding to its production facility another building of 200,000 square foot. The Food Plant is near the company other existing facilities making it easy to run the business efficiently. The main aim is to increase the growing demands of their clients’ needs. OSI Groups is located in 17 countries and has over 60 locations with their poultry production taking place in their China facilities. The company will keep 250 employees of Tyson Foods. Tyson Food was producing tempura chicken, prepared meals and even sauces transferring the whole portfolio to OSI Group. The OSI Group customers want and need for different food products is evolving fast, and the need to acquire and join with companies that believe in quality says Kevin Scott OSI Vice-President North America
The interest to expand globally has seen OSI Group acquire Flagship Europe. The company produces different lines of food products like dressings, pies, sauces serving the United Kingdom food service market. The Flagship Europe before joining hands with OSI had acquired Calder Food which is a UK company that deals with fillings, dips, and condiment complementing the company product line. Russell Maddock, the Flagship Europe President, stated that joining OSI is an exciting way of creating progressive development for both companies. It gives an increased level of resources and access to global and new markets with the opportunity to strengthen their position in the worldwide marketplace. Both companies’ presidents expressed high hopes of realizing their planned goals during the purchase.
The acquisition of Flagship Europe that concluded during the winter of 2016 will add satisfaction to their enterprise. It will give broader presence and exposure in Europe and enhance the OSI ability to serve its customers. OSI Group for decades has supplied value-added proteins to their customers, and it has grown to have its presence felt global, and 2016 was a successful year for the company.
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OSI Industries is an American company specializing in the distribution of quality food products for retail sale and the food service industry. The company was founded in 1909 and has grown significantly over the years. It began as an entrepreneurs dream and despite its size; it still operates with that same entrepreneurial spirit. The guiding force behind the company is from the perspective of the employees that make up the OSI Team. The company believes that every person can make a difference in this world and that goes for the business sector, as well. The future of the company rests on attracting the best team members in the working world. To make that happen OSI Industries adopted a company culture that supports team members and allows them to grow to their fullest potential. Potential team members can always find a bright future at OSI and become part of a group that will make a difference.
OSI Industries has grown to a worldwide entity and works with a global mindset. The company is able to adapt to the different government regulations, available talent pool and culture each part of the world has to offer. The company offers local solutions to take into account the difference found in different parts of the world and efficiency to take into account the differing size of the food markets.
The company maintains headquarters in Illinois and operates more than 45 facilities in 16 countries around the globe. OSI is expanding its reach in China by employing its local strategy solution to the current market in that country. OSI has grown as the economy of China has grown. They operate eight factories and are currently planning two more. OSI has established the largest poultry operation in the country. The company serves clients such as Subway, Burger King, Papa John’s, Saizeriya, Starbucks, Yum and McDonalds. China continues to be the largest growing market while the population is earning more annually. For those reasons, it is important for OSI to keep up with the growth.
OSI Industries is also expanding around the globe in addition to China, with the expansion of production and processing facilities. A new beef processing plant is planned for Poland and will increase the current staff by 30 percent. A new and improved processing plant for frozen food opened in India with a focus on providing vegetable products for retail as well as restaurants. Production capacity is not the only area OSI is expanding. The company is also expanding product development. OSI partners with clients to develop the products its clients need to expand as well as provide more food choices.
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