OSI Group began as a family run company named Otto and Sons and transformed into a top global food provider. Through partnerships with leaders in the food retail service sector, OSI Group offers a variety of products around the world. Since its founding, the privately held company has made substantial infrastructural and financial investments.
Agility, pursuit for entrepreneurial excellence and growth, innovation and collaboration with stakeholders have driven the success of OSI Group over the year. The company’s focuses in production and distribution of vegetable products, meats, seafood, sauces and processed protein items. OSI finished products are available in supermarkets and restaurants around the world. OSI Group’s marketing strategy is to provide customized products that meet the tastes and preferences of the local consumer. Headquartered in Aurora Illinois and with subsidiaries across 17 countries in 60 different facilities, OSI group is also a global employer.
OSI Group pursues growth through joint ventures, partnerships, and acquisitions. In August 2016, the company led by CEO, Sheldon Lavin, and current President David McDonald, acquired Europe based Baho Food. Baho Food was also a food provider founded in the Netherlands and serves 18 countries in Europe with subsidiaries in the Netherlands and Germany. The Dutch company primarily focused on the manufacture of deli meats, snacks, and convenience foods. Adding Baho Food to the OSI Group portfolio increased its market share in the European market as well as the product offerings.
The purchase of Flagship Europe was also in 2016. With an established market in the UK, Flagship Europe products include frozen poultry, dressing, sauces, mayonnaise, pies and sous vide equipment. The transaction exposed both companies to new markets and extended OSI Group’s influence in the European market. Flagship Europe would benefit from OSI’S success in other markets such as Asia and the USA. OSI group has also continued its expansion in other Europe countries such as Spain and Germany through partnerships and joint ventures.
Even as it focuses on international expansions, OSI Group is keen to grow its influence in the domestic market. So far, OSI has diversified its products and services as it seeks to attract more customers and meet the various needs. With the new food pant in Chicago, purchased from Tyson Foods for $7.4 million, OSI Group intends to scale up its production capacity in the US. The transaction also secured jobs for five hundred people in the local community. For more info about us: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-mcdonald-a1b1137 click here.
As consumer demands evolve, the company intends to continue expanding to meet the needs more efficiently. For its commitment in containing environmental risks, OSI Group received the 2016 Globe of Honour Award presented by the British Safety Council. OSI has also won several other awards in the local markets it operated.