GLOBAL FOOD PROCESSOR – OSI FOOD SOLUTIONS

OSI Food Solutions is an American private food company that processes meat. It was founded in 1909 in Chicago. Its headquarters are in Aurora Illinois in America. The company is headed by Sheldon Lavin who is the chief executive officer. OSI Food Solutions is a premier world leading food provider and supplier. It has a global food supply network with not less than 65 factories and has employed more than 20000 employees in its outlets in 17 countries around the globe. It deals with products such as pizza, poultry, meat patties, pork, fish, bacon, vegetables, hot dogs, and dough products.

OSI Food Solutions is in Americas top 100 food companies. For instance, in 2016 it was number 58 on largest privately-owned companies list by the Forbes. This is because it had a net worth of $6.1 billion. In 2016 OSI group was awarded a very prestigious award by the British safety council. The award is known as the globe of honor award. The award was given at an awards luncheon at Drapers Hall in London. The award was given for the tremendous extemporary management of risks in the environment. It was presented the award with 18 other companies who have been able to manage their businesses without destroying the environment.

The award is the world’s most prestigious for environmental management. It had also won the award in 2013 and 2015.Increased demand for OSI products has led to doubling of the production capacity of chicken and other products. This was done to its facility in Toledo Spain. Production has increased from 12000 tonnes annually to 24000 tonnes. This has also created an additional 20 jobs to the existing 140. Due to its quality products.

OSI has seen a tremendous increase in its customers. This has brought forth the need for expansion to meet the customers evolving needs. This led to the group purchasing another food processing plant facility and a storage warehouse which was formerly owned by Tyson foods in Chicago which is near OSI headquarters in Illinois. OSI Food Solutions also purchased a high stake in Baho food which is a food processing company with operations in Netherlands and Germany. This has helped increase its network and presence in Europe. OSI group has also acquired a food supplier called flagship Europe which is owned by the flagship food group in the United Kingdom. This has helped a great way in expanding its base and presence in Europe.

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