Created in Illinois in 1909 as Otto & Sons Inc. — a family meat business — OSI Food Solutions is currently a 100 plus year-old, international food company, with a $6.1 billion dollar value. OSI Food Solutions has approximately 20,000 employees.
Under the senior tutelage of OSI’s CEO, Sheldon Lavin, the Illinois based food company had garnered some impressive awards and distinctions in the food industry. A subsidiary of OSI Food Solutions was presented with the Globe of Honour award in December 2016. This award is presented to those companies that do business in the UK, and also achieve a high level of eminence for their environmental safety record.
In December 2016, OSI acquired Flagship Europe. Flagship Europe is a subsidiary of the Flagship Food Group. Flagship is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Flagship Europe — a food service company based in the UK — includes sauces, pies, mayonnaise, dressings, frozen poultry, and sous video products as part of their product line. David McDonald — the president of OSI — asserted that the addition of Flagship Europe into OSI’s consortium of food companies will provide a much greater market presence in Europe for OSI.
In Spain, OSI Food Solutions purchased additional capital as part of their plan to double the company’s chicken production volume. The implementation of this high volume production line in the Spanish city of Toledo will help to increase OSI’s production number from the original 12 thousand tonnage level of chicken to 24 thousand tons. Currently, OSI Food Solutions yields approximately 45 thousand tons of chicken, pork, and beef products, yearly.
In June 2016, OSI Food Solutions bought the Tyson Food plant, which was located in Chicago, Illinois. OSI purchased this Tyson facility for $74 million. The location was convenient because of its close proximity to OSI’s other Chicago facilities. By purchasing this plant, OSI believes that it will boost long-term growth. This acquisition was a way to use their new infrastructure to spur additional production capacity.
OSI Food Solutions and their subsidiaries offer employment opportunities in Europe (OSI Group and its subsidiaries offer employment opportunities in Europe — this includes UK, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Poland — the Americas, and in the Asia-Pacific markets.
OSI states on their website that they believe that their employees drive the company’s success. OSI Food Solutions has been recognized for their innovation, commitment, and dedication to a very inclusive work staff.
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