OSI Group is a privately-owned company specializing in meat processing and services both retail and food service industries. The food processing company was founded in 1909 in the United States. The company has its international headquarters in Aurora, Illinois State in the United States of America. The company supplies sandwiches, beef patties and sausage links to its customers. OSI Industries operates in China, Europe and in the United States. The food processing company’s unit in the United Kingdom recently won the Globe of Honour Award in 2016. The award was given to the OSI by the British Safety Council for its continued tremendous efforts of managing environmental risks.
OSI Group acquired Baho Food, a Dutch company manufacturing meat products as well as other food items for food industries. Baho food operates in Germany and Netherlands and has five subsidiary companies including Q Smart Life, Vital Convenience, Henri van de Bilt, Bakx Food and Gelderland Frischwaren that serve over 18 countries all over Europe. The acquisition will widen the market for OSI products across Europe.
The company also purchased Tyson Foods, a food processing company and storage facility based in Chicago. The facility that is close to the OSI’s Chicago unit will help in the development and expansion of the Chicago facility. Tyson food will assist OSI in meeting their customers’ demands in Chicago and the neighboring states.
Apart from acquiring Baho Foods and Tyson Foods, OSI Industries has also purchased Flagship Europe. Flagship Europe is food company specializing in the supplies of mayonnaise, sauces, sous vide products, frozen poultry, and dressing to the foodservice market in the United Kingdom. Flagship Europe purchased Calder Food that supplies mayonnaise, marinades and sandwich fillings. The Flagship Europe was initially owned by the Flagship Food Group. The acquisition has increased OSI Groups’ presence in the food industry. This will enable the company to cover more grounds in Europe and will, therefore, reach many European customers.
Currently, OSI Industries has employed over 20,000 employees on a full-time basis. It offers equal opportunities to qualified professionals irrespective of race, religion, color, sex, disability status and national origin. OSI Industries is among the top 100 Food Companies in the United States. This is due to the fact that the companies provide quality foods and quality services to its customers. It has also broadened its operations to other countries globally. The company received the ISO 14001 Certification for environmental certification. Its executives include Sheldon Lavin and David McDonald who are its Chief Executive Officers and Chief Operating Officer respectively.
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