OSI Group was founded in 1909 was originally known as Otto & Sons and was the first supplier of minced meat patties for the first McDonald’s. With the coming of cryogenic storage, the Group opened its first high-capacity factory in Chicago, and the meat processing giant has grown to dominate fresh food supply chain. Operating as OSI Industries, LLC, the Group now has over 60 processing plants in almost 20 countries across the globe including Philippines (GenOSI), and India (Vista Processed Foods).
Named as one of the Top 100 Companies in the United States, it has continued to solidify its market dominance through acquisitions and renovation of existing facilities. In Chicago, the purchase of a chicken processing plant from Tyson Food Group increased the Groups production capacity in the state and enhanced its asset base. The factory, which has an impressive 22,000 square feet of space is also conveniently located close to the existing OSI Group plant.
Before the works could begin to rehabilitate the new plant, OSI Group injected a capital investment of €17 million into its operations at Toledo, Spain. The plant underwent extensive restructuring adding 20,000 square feet of floor space, and a high-capacity production line was installed. This not only grew the Group’s assets, but it also doubled the annual production of processed chicken and increased total production to 45,000 tons.
In Europe, The compsny first took over Dutch-based Baho Foods, a meat processor that operates franchises across several countries. To enhance their portfolio, the Group purchased Flagship Europe, renamed as Creative Foods Europe, and this allowed OSI Group to offer condiments that went along their meat products.
Dedicated to the provision of quality and excellence, the UK arm of OSI Group was recently awarded the coveted Globe of Honor for the third time. Taking the award in 2013 and 2015, the fete is a statement to the Group’s commitment the management of environmental risks not just in the boardroom but across the whole company. Leading by example, CEO and Chairman Sheldon Lavi has been a recipient of various awards including the Global Visionary Award.
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