OSI Food Solutions, one of America’s top 100 food companies, has a presence in 17 countries and has recently made several notable achievements globally. These accomplishments illustrate the company’s outstanding performance and simultaneously indicate continued international growth and prosperity.
In June 2016, OSI Food Solutions purchased a 200,000 sq.ft. plant formerly owned by Tyson Foods in Chicago, IL, for $7.4 million. Many of the approximately 250 workers at the plant were offered employment with OSI, adding to the company’s workforce of 20,000 employees. The plant, which is near other OSI facilities in Chicago, further enhanced the company’s manufacturing network through provision of infrastructure for future growth.
OSI Food Solutions acquired two food suppliers in Europe in 2016. In August of that year, OSI acquired Dutch food manufacturer, Baho Foods. Subsequently, in December 2016, OSI purchased Flagship Europe a supplier of frozen poultry, various sauces and dressings, and sous vide products in the UK. David G. McDonald, OSI’s president and chief operating officer, made statements regarding the acquisition of Baho Foods and Flagship respectively, in each instance saying the acquisition “gives OSI a broader presence in Europe. The company’s portfolio of products and brands complements OSI’s current processing strengths while broadening our capabilities to best serve the evolving needs of our customers.”
In November 2016, OSI Food Solutions UK received the Globe of Honour Award. This was the third time the company received the award, demonstrating a persistent commitment to excellence in environmental risk management. To be eligible for this award, the highest accolade of its kind, a company must meet the British Safety Council’s criteria for a five-star rating for environmental management. Subsequently, their commitment to environmental risk management at every level of their operation was verified by an independent panel of experts.
In August 2017, it was reported that OSI Food Solutions doubled its chicken production at its operation in Toledo, Spain. The addition of a high-capacity production line increased the operation’s annual production capacity from 12,000 tons to 24,000 tons. This plant extension, conducted to meet a growing demand for chicken products in Spain and Portugal, included a new production hall housed in a 22,000 sq. ft. building. Further benefits resulting from the expansion included the creation of 20 new jobs and a 20% reduction in electricity usage stemming from the new equipment’s improvement of the operation’s energy efficiency.
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