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OSI Industries has been increasing their presence in the foodservice industry in recent years. The company that started off as Otto & Sons butcher shop in Chicago is now an aggressive player in their industry. With assets ranging over $6.1 billion, the company is integrated heavily into the inner workings of the food service industry. Competition seems to be something that OSI Industries prizes themselves on. Priding themselves on their ability to adapt to demand (a trait which has been proven consistently by their history) OSI Industries seems prepared to rush forward into the future of foodservice, an industry that is having consistent growth.

Otto & Sons first branched their roots out into the core of America and abroad after a handshake deal with Ray Kroc, the owner of McDonald’s. Otto & Sons became the sole supplying of McDonald’s meat products and the company had to expand as McDonald’s expanded. What started off as one location for McDonald’s quickly, as we all know, became thousands and thousands. Otto & Sons rebranded into OSI Industries and walked with McDonald’s hand-in-hand into the future.

OSI used this opportunity to expand. And expand they did. OSI now has over 60 factories residing in 17 countries. With a reach that spans the globe, OSI doesn’t seem to be slowing their growth down. Recently, OSI has been doing some remarkable things. OSI purchased Baho Foods and Creative Foods int he same year. These two acquisitions are both insanely good choices for the company. Let’s take a quick look at both.

Baho Foods is a Dutch convenience store suppliers. They supply deli meats, snacks, and other products and operate primarily out of the Netherlands and Germany. This acquisition gives OSI more products to offer its consumers, allows it to break into the convenience game, and gives them factories in Germany and the Netherlands, as well as connections in both countries.

The other acquisition Flagship Europe was just as incredible. Flagship Europe — now Creative Foods — is a major producer of pies, frozen poultry, and fillings in the United Kingdom. Access to these products, again, increases the portfolio of OSI Industries, as well as gives them landmark gains in the United Kingdom (a major consumer of meat products.)

Overall, OSI has been seeing incredible gains. They are a company who is capable of keeping up with the times and shifting dynamically to any changes that come their way. When the world asks for growth, OSI grows. When the world asks for variety, OSI gets variety. I’m sure Otto Kolschowsky would be proud.

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OSI Food Solutions is a privately owned company that prides itself on being the leading global supplier of value-added foods. It serves varies leading food service and retails food brands right across the globe. It deals with sourcing and distribution of food products that offer its clients the opportunity to maximise their operations. It has a global presence in over 17 countries and currently employees just over 20,000 employees in its 65 facilities. It thrives on the values of consistency, exceptional quality, and responsiveness.

The company has undergone tremendous developments and achieved critical milestones since being established. One such landmark is the doubling of the chicken production at its Spain facility. The facility now can handle a capacity production of over 45,000 tons. It processes beef, pork and chicken products. The company invested a whopping 17 million Euros in expanding its capacity something that led to 20 more employees being hired. OSI food also made investments in improving the food defense system by installing control surveillance systems and advanced fire lighting system to boost productivity.

Another key achievement for the company was the OSI UK winning the prestigious Globe award in 2016 for its outstanding environmental risk management. This award was as a result of the company attaining a five-star rating after an environmental management audit was done by the British safety council. In addition to the 2016 award, the company also won the same award in 2013 and 2015. The UK facility deals with beef and pork production.

To further give OSI Food solutions a global presence, the company acquired Flagship Europe form the flagship food group, Denver, Colorado. Flagship Europe supplies the UK food market with sauces, soups, frozen poultry and dressings.

OSI Food solution is merely broadening its capacities to serve the ever-growing food needs of its clients.

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The recent acquisitions of a Tyson Foods plant in their home state of Illinois, Baho Foods a Dutch specialty meats supplier and Flagship Europe a frozen food supplier, demonstrated the tendency for solid decisions and methodical growth of the foodservice giant, OSI.

Listed as a Top 100 private Corporation by Forbes, OSI has shown for many years that they’ve set a high standard of performance. In 2016 the British Safety Council awarded the company with the Globe of Honour award for exemplary management of the environment. They have also committed to providing fulfilling careers for their 20,000 employees worldwide by expanding training and education opportunities and long-term employment.

Started as a retail meat market in 1909 by Otto Kohlschowsky, they had changed their name to Otto and Sons and developed into a wholesale supplier by 1917. Later, they became one of the main beef suppliers for McDonalds, turning them into a national company. For many years, their business centered on supplying frozen patties for the world’s largest restaurant chain. As they grew, they took on supplying other major chains like Pizza Hut, Papa John’s, Subway and others. Their recent acquisitions will help them in accommodating an ever-changing food service industry.

OSI Industries has three production plants in their home home state as well as Iowa, Utah, Wisconsin and California. They have delivered to all parts of the world including Europe and Asia. Their growth has been very steady with a long record of good management and solid business decisions. Look to OSI to be a leader in the food supply industry for many years to come.

Learn more about OSI Group: http://www.wattagnet.com/articles/27248-osi-group-buys-former-tyson-foods-plant-in-chicago.