Business, Food Industry

OSI Group Leading in Global Meat Production

The quick production and distribution of food is serious business. And one of the biggest food producers and distributors in the world is leading the market when its comes to meat processing. That company, OSI Group, is making big strides when it comes to bringing the world the beef, poultry and pork that they want.

So who is OSI Group? The company is one of the leading food distributors in the world. Starting over 100 years ago as a local butcher operation in Oak Park, Illinois, the food distributor rose to prominence in the middle of the century as the leading ground beef distributor for McDonalds. Today, the company distributes just about every type of food product to thousands of supermarkets, restaurants and convenience stores around the world.

Recently, the company was named one of the top players in the future of meat and poultry processing in the recently published, “Global Poultry Meat Processing Market Research Report 2018.” This outlook is based on several acquisitions made by the company in the last couple of years. One of the acquisitions includes the purchase of the former Tyson Food Plant for $7.4 million dollars in 2016.

In addition to the stateside acquisition of the former Tyson Food Plant, OSI Group also acquired Flagship Europe in early 2018. This European expansion allowed the company to cement its foothold on the global food distribution market. The Flagship Europe acquisition will help the company expand into the Dutch market and consolidate operations overseas.

Today, OSI Group operates 65 facilities in 17 countries. Current CEO Sheldon Levin has been instrumental in the expansion of the company and seeks to further expand the 20,000 strong employee base. The company’s overseas expansion began in 1990 with the establishment of GenOSI, a food processing company based in the Philippines.

While OSI Group is one of the largest food processing and distribution operations in the world, it is also one of the safest. The company has been recognized on multiple occasions for their superior safety record. As recently as 2018, the company was recognized at the International Safety Awards with a merit award.

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Business, Food Industry

OSI Food Solutions Spain – An Increase in Chicken Production

OSI Food Solutions Spain has made an advancement recently to increase their chicken production by doubling its normal production within Spain and Portugal territories. The market demand increase for their chicken product over the last decade, annually, was by an average of about 7%. This increase has motivated OSI management to take action and add a new chicken production line to suffice.

This production advancement is created to increase production capacity from 12,000 tons of production to 24,000 tons. The plant includes new: waste storage rooms, oil service areas, nitrogen and hot water tanks, shipping and receiving areas, supply storage, a kitchen, social areas and more. In addition, a really clever fire fighting system is put into place for unexpected fires that may occur.

This new plant has created 20 new jobs for the community and as a result, the local Chamber of Commerce rewards OSI Food Solutions for its commitment to employment.

The regional government was so interested in OSI’s production line that it granted the company 1.5 million euros from its European Agricultural Guarantee Fund. This grant is given to businesses that are true values to the growth of an economy.

OSI Food Solutions is known for their premier value-added food products to food-service and retail food brands throughout the world. Including, but not limited to: McDonald’s, Subway, Starbucks, Yum, Papa John’s and Burger King. Customers, globally, are able to receive custom food products pertaining to meat patties, pork, bacon, pizza, hot dogs, poultry and even vegetable products as well. All products are guaranteed to be of the higher quality of industry standards.

This production line increase has served the OSI well. As of lately, the count of production since its new plant, went on record as 45,000 tons of production of pork, beef and chicken products in Spain and Portugal territories. Managing director of OSI Spain, Jose Maria del Rio, is looking forward to future demand increases of the market as recent increases for the past 3 years have been about 8%.

OSI Food Solutions Spain have met market demand with flying colors. As chicken product demand increased in Spain and Portugal, OSI Spain delivered with a response of a new plant to not only deliver an increased product count, but produce the same desired quality as expected. OSI Food Solutions has been in business since 1909 and still thriving as it knows how.