OSI Industries Continues to Grow to Other Parts of the World

Over the last two years, OSI Industries has been expanding its operations. In 2016 summer, OSI purchased a storage warehouse and food processing facility in Chicago, which Tyson Foods used to run. The facility encompasses 20,000 sq ft, and it’s conveniently situated near another property owned by OSI. That purchase allowed OSI to keep growing into the future.

According to Kevin Scott, who is serving OSI North America as its executive vice-president, the customers’ need for OSI Industries are changing at a fast pace; the extra space enables the company to meet those needs. The group was really enthusiastic regarding bringing the facility that they had acquired into the broader network of OSI. Currently, the company has its headquarters in the City of Aurora, Illinois, and it’s leading the way in providing value-added protein items plus other types of foods. The company operates in excess of sixty-five facilities in seventeen nations.

OSI Food Solutions Spain is operating in Toledo, Spain. Recently, it increased its capability of processing chicken They added another high capacity production line, allowing it to produce a total of 24,000 tons of chicken products every year. Before this, they could produce 12,000 tons, hence the new line considerably increases the production capacity of the company. OSI Food Solutions Spain is now able to provide 45,000 tons of chicken, beef, and pork products after that expansion. The production line required this company to add twenty new jobs to help the production line plus other areas.

José María del Río is serving OSI Food Solutions Spain as its managing director. He said that the demand for products of chicken in Portugal and Spain has been increasing at a fast pace. In the past decade, the demand has been growing by 6% per year; however, over the last 3 years, growth has risen to 8% every year, and del Río expects that this trend will continue. David McDonald, chief operating officer and president of OSI, said that the expansion of OSI Food Solutions Spain will give them the chance of increasing the number of products the company will be offering its customers.

OSI Industries was established in 1909. Sheldon Lavin is the chief executive officer of the company and Sherry DeMeulenaere is the chief financial officer. Currently, OSI Industries employs a total of 20,000 workers, and it earned 6.1 billion dollars in revenue. It’s a holding company mainly for meat processors that specializes in providing food for restaurants plus other food establishments. The products that OSI Industries produces include fish, meat patties, poultry, bacon, vegetables, hot dogs, and pizza.

OSI Industries: The Company That You Didn’t Know Was Feeding You

Have you eaten McDonald’s, Papa Johns, or Subway over the last ten years? If so, chances are you have eaten products produced by OSI Industries. What is OSI Industries? OSI Industries is one of the largest meat packaging companies on the planet. OSI focuses on servicing the foodservice industry and has worked with some of the biggest names in foodservice. In fact, in 1955, OSI was chosen to be the first supplier of ground beef to a rising McDonalds franchise. OSI has played a part in feeding almost every American, but little is known about the company.

OSI Industries is aggressive. It expands fast, swallows the competition, and generally creates a dynamic shift in product capital wherever it arrives. However, the ways in which OSI expands are interesting. Let’s take Germany as an example. In Germany, the company Hynek has been producing meat products for years. It has ties with local farmers. Its management knows the meat slaughterers around them by name, and the company as a whole has deep German roots. In 2016, OSI acquired Hynek. However, instead of absorbing the company and its vision, OSI left the leadership and employees intact. Instead, OSI decided to let the company continue on producing quality meat like they always had.

See, what OSI was doing was interesting. By leaving the structure in place, OSI breeds product confidence, retains loyal customers, and gains insights into the German market for all of their other products. Something similar happened with OSI Industries acquisition of Baho Foods. Baho Foods is a major producer of deli meats and snacks. OSI scooped them up in 2016 as well. Once again, OSI left their employees and leadership intact. Instead, OSI gained a foothold in the Netherlands and a broader range of products to offer their customers.

This unobtrusive acquisition behavior has helped shape OSI into the giant of industry that they are. It helped a small meat shop become a global force of food. OSI practices are interesting to observe. It shows that the company is concerned about longevity, and is playing aggressively on the market while also playing it slow post-acquisition. This leads to some important power dynamics that seem to be working for OSI. So, the company that you didn’t know was feeding you, is actually the company that you didn’t know was feeding the world.

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