OSI Industries is the world leader in creative, custom food solutions to the foodservice and retail sectors. The company is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, near Chicago. OSI’s Chicagoland homefront was the location of some big news that the company recently announced. OSI has purchased and re-opened the former Tyson food processing facility in Chicago. OSI already operated one Chicago area facility but the addition of this second location is much needed. OSI Industries leadership projects that the company will be able to double its food production in the Chicago area as a result of this valuable acquisition. OSI is known for its drive to constantly grow its brand and the addition of the second Chicago facility is certainly in line with recent company trends. OSI has grown into a global brand by making smart business moves at the right time. The company currently ranks as one of the top 100 food businesses in the United States of America.
The acquisition of the Tyson plant is not the only recent news out of OSI Industries in terms of facilities. The company recently infused €17 million into its facility in Toledo, Spain in order to make massive upgrades to the locations production line. OSI’s Spanish management team had been tracking the demand for processed chicken in recent years and noticed the trend that demand was increasing on average by 6% annually. The huge investment into the production line in Toledo has yielded amazing results as the facility is now processing twice the amount of chicken as it was in previous years. From a total of around 12,000 tons per year, the Toledo facility is now processing in excess of 24,000 tons of chicken per year.
OSI Industries recently celebrated the news of two big acquisitions in Europe. U.K. based Flagship Europe and the Netherlands based Baho Food have both become OSI Industries entities as of 2016. These two amazing wholesalers are great fits for OSI’s current strengths in processing and add amazing value to the OSI Industries portfolio. Company officials including President and Chief Operating Officer David McDonald have expressed great excitement with this big move for the company.
OSI Industries was also recently honored for its efforts in Europe. In a day and age where it is ever more important that companies make the environmental sustainability of their operations a huge priority, OSI Industries has excelled. The company’s efforts in this regard where noticed by the British Safety Council who presented OSI Industries with its 2016 Globe of Honour Award.
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