OSI Food Solutions is one of America’s Top 100 Food Companies, and is a 2016 Globe of Honour Award Winner
OSI Food Solutions, which won the 2016 Globe of Honour by the British Safety Council because of it excellence in the area of environmental safety, has met impressive business milestones under President and COO, David McDonald’s senior tutelage as well as their CEO, Sheldon Lavin.
In August of 2016, OSI Food Solutions decided to purchase Baho Foods, a Dutch food company. Purchasing Baho foods was part of OSI’s strategy to add to its European business line. This acquisition, as COO, David McDonald emphasized, provides OSI Food solutions with a larger business presence in Europe. With the Baho purchase, OSI Food Solutions inherited exactly five subsidiaries with important processing plants in Germany and in the Netherlands. These five subsidiaries, which are located in Europe, include Gelderland Frischwaren, Q Smart Life, Bakx Foods, Henri van de Bilt, and Vital Convenience.
OSI Food Solutions has also initiated a plan to double its chicken production capacity in Spain. The implementation of a high volume production line in the European city of Toledo has significantly increased their production number to 24 thousand tons. This production number doubled from the original, 12 thousand ton limit. Currently OSI produces a total of 45 thousand tons of pork, chicken, and beef products. This new production initiative will also be a positive outcome for the Spanish city, and the general area, by bringing in more jobs to compensate for the scaling up of its production. These meat processing facilities, located in Toledo, Spain, have been in service since 1990. OSI Spain, which is a subsidiary of OSI Food Solutions, will manage this facility.
Jose Maria del Rio, the managing director of OSI Spain, noted that there has been an increase in the desire for chicken products over the past few years. Because of this increased need for chicken, OSI has taken extra steps to ensure that this new facility improves its sustainability and energy efficiency, moving forward. OSI Spain currently recycles heat that the equipment at these facilities use. This updated equipment has allowed OSI Spain to reduce its consumption of electricity by a fifth of what it was before enacting these key energy and sustainability changes.
OSI Food Solutions, which is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is a privately held company with close to 60 facilities, and work sites located in 16 countries. OSI Food Solutions has been in business since 1909, and is a $6 billion dollar company.