OSI Food Solutions Doubles Chicken Production

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OSI Food Solutions incorporated a high-capacity production line so that they could boost chicken output. The improvements took place in their Toledo, Spain plant. The 2017 renovation was said to incur 17 million euros. Before the establishment of this plant, OSI Group produced 12,000 tons of chicken. Since then, the number has doubled.

The increase in the output of chicken means an increase in the overall production of the company. According to an executive from OSI Group, the company will produce 45,000 tons of chicken, beef, and pork products annually. Additionally, the increase will boost the economy locally by providing 20 more additional jobs. The plant initially had 140 posts before the expansion and high capacity increase if chicken. The 20 jobs will incorporate the positions of managerial product development who will be responsible for managing the high-capacity production of chicken.

Reasons Behind the Increase in Chicken Production

Recently, the economic trends revealed that there was high demand for chicken consumption in Portugal and Spain. In Fact, the OSI Group Manager in that region stated that the need for chicken was increasing by eight percent during the past three years. With these reasons, OSI food solutions decided to double production of chicken to adjust to the demand.

OSI group decided to expand Spain’s plant by adding 22,000 square feet as a working space. Moreover, the firm also built a new production hall to feature the high-capacity production. The firm has also availed new facilities for shipping and receiving, supply storage, service areas, refrigerated rooms, and a social area for employees. With regards to the high-volume production of chicken, OSI group has established a new testing kitchen designed for improving products.

According to the OSI Food Solutions, Chief Operations Officer, David McDonald, the increase in production gives the firm an opportunity to add innovative products to its portfolio. Also, the Chief Operations Officer was delighted that the firm would add more job opportunities thus developing the economy. Apart from the expansion in Spain’s Plant, OSI Group recently purchased the former Tyson food Plant based in Chicago. This is with the aim of expanding their operations in North America. Moreover, OSI Group established a new plant in California to process beans. Also, there were expansions in the United Kingdom and Germany.

David McDonald is the President and Chief Operations Officer of OSI Group. Sheldon Lavin is the Chief Executive Officer of the firm, and they have cordial and working relations with David McDonald. The duo has contributed to the success of the firm significantly.

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OSI Industries’ Dominance In Foriegn Markets

The United States is home to one of the leading foodservice suppliers in the world. This food supplier’s logistical magnitude is extensive as it can reach just about every continent. OSI Industries is the name and providing a copious amount food products is its game. The success of this company comes via multiple pathways. This includes having a knowledgeable staff, having multiple offices in various locations and by offering a multitude of services. OSI Industries has expanded it reach in the foreign-foodservice market by acquiring BAHO Food. This Dutch-manufacturer produces high-quality convenience foods, snacks and deli meats. Though there were no financial terms disclosed, OSI will definitely broaden its scope through the European nations.

This brilliant acquisition will help OSI Industries expand into 18 different nations. Since BAHO Food has five subsidiaries, OSI will be in control of the subsidiaries, which includes Bakx Foods, Q Smart Life, Vital Convenience, Gelderland Frischwaren and Henri van de Bilt. John Balvers, managing director of BAHO Foods, stated that he was excited about becoming a part of OSI Industries. Both of these two entities have a lot in common, and they share some of the same goals. In addition to this acquisition, OSI Industries has gone out and acquired stake in the prestigious Flagship Europe. Flagship Europe has a reputation of excellence, and it provides a wide variety of sauces, dips, marinades, dressings and frozen poultry. This specific company even participates in a food-to-go sector. With these increased resources, OSI Industries will have full-access to many more clients.

In 2017, OSI Industries embarked on another progressive project. This project just so happened to be worth $17 million. A new high capacity production line was added to one of its plants in Toledo, Spain. This addition will definitely bring-in more efficiency for the processing of chicken and beef products. OSI Industries is living the American dream, and it will certainly continue to lead by example.

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Food Legend David McDonald Opens Up About His OSI Group Career:

David McDonald is an American businessman who hails originally from Iowa. He was educated at Iowa State University and graduated in 1987 with a degree in animal science. Since 1987 David has been with food processing and solutions giant OSI Group, starting off as a project manager and working his way through the ranks to attain his current position of President, Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Board of Directors. David’s initial work when coming on board with OSI Group was as a project manager working toward expanding the companies horizons in the Asian market. To this day, the Asian market remains very close to David’s heart as he was filled with pride over the recent opening of OSI’s tenth facility in China. Company growth has been a part of the OSI experience that David McDonald has fully embraced during his thirty plus year tenure with the food powerhouse. There have been a number of acquisitions that the company has made during the last several years that David has had a major role in.

Big Dutch Acquisition:

Dutch food company Baho Food has recently become a member of the OSI Group family by way of acquisition. Baho operates processing facilities in the Netherlands and Germany and is an amazing fit for OSI’s processing strengths. The company has an amazing product line and a huge reach across the European continent. David McDonald is thrilled with the value this acquisition brings to the OSI Group brand. He is confident that this acquisition will be a huge help in bringing in new corporate clients.

Big U.K. Acquisition:

Similar to the acquisition of Baho Food on the continent, OSI has made a big gain in the British Isles with Flagship Europe. The U.K. speciality food company is a great fit for OSI Group and will undergo a rebranding to the name Creative Foods Europe.

Getting Candid with OSI’s David McDonald:

David recently had a candid converstation with CEOCFO Magazine regarding his amazing career. David talks openly about the importance the OSI Group places on family. This attitude extends to the company’s production of food. Everyone at OSI is intent on producing food products that they would be proud to serve to their own families. David asserts that OSI’s plans for the future are to continue to do what they have done in the past in terms of outstanding customer service. At the same time, the company will always continue to innovate and look for new and exciting ways to provide that customer service.

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OSI Industries & The 21st Century Food Service Revolution

What would the world be like if there were no foodservices? This would probably mean that prices would skyrocket on standard foods because more work would have to go into harvesting/production the foods. Food retailors tend to save a lot of money by dealing with food services providers. On the lower end of the spectrum, consumers will end-up saving more money. OSI Industries is the cream-of-the-crop when it comes to professional food service providers. This company has years and years of experience under its belt as well as years and years of know-how. The company is headquartered in the beautiful city of Aurora, Illinois, but it has factories and facilities through the U.S. The facilities are located in Iowa, in Illinois, in California, in Wisconsin and in Utah.

Did you know that some of today’s biggest brands receive their food products from OSI? Yes, this is 100 percent accurate as this company works exclusively with Papa John’s Pizza, with KFC, with Burger King, with Subway and with Starbucks. Are you aware that McDonald’s was one of the first major fast food restaurants to work with OSI? This strong bond started during the earlier years, and it has continued to this very day. OSI Industries is one of McDonald’s four major meat suppliers. The company’s reach is immense because it distributes food products throughout the world. Thanks to its many world wide factories/facilities, OSI can source the foods at a much faster rate than most other companies. Poland, Germany, Japan, China, Canada, Brazil, Ukraine and Austria hosts many OSI Industries’ innovative factories.

Over the past half-decade, the company has done an amazing job of acquiring stake in other food companies. In 2016, BAHO Food was acquired by OSI Industries and this acquisition has helped to solidify the company’s grip overseas. BAHO Food, a private Dutch company, produces a wide range of deli meats, convenience foods and snacks. “We have a much larger presence in Europe thanks to BAHO Food,” said David McDonald, president of OSI. This company has reached the stratosphere, but only time will tell if OSI Industries goes any further.

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