OSI Group is a US based multi-billion dollar food manufacturing firm with production facilities in Europe, Asia, and America operating more than fifty facilities in over seventeen countries. The company whose headquarters are at Aurora Illinois supplies customized, and value added food products to food services and retail food firms in the world. Some of its products include pizza, fish, meat patties, hot dogs, bacon, vegetable products, pork products and poultry among many others. The company which was founded in 1909 was originally named as OSI Industries, but the name was changed to OSI Group LLC. Sheldon Lavin heads it as its CEO.
Sheldon Lavin focus on green practices, food safety, and sustainability has helped the company grow using strategic methods that concentrate on the market. Recent years has seen the organization grow through some acquisitions which started in the 2000s. In 2002, the firm broke into the fresh produce market after an acquisition in China. The firm also ventured into the beef industry after an acquisition in Australia and in 2006 the company acquired an America poultry firm allowing it to venture into production of poultry food products. The expansion to Japan happened in 2010 when the firm opened a beef production firm in the country. Other expansions in India and Canada happened in 2010. The firm has also opened other facilities in the U.S in recent years.
In 2016 the firm acquired Flagship Europe which was a supplier of foodservice products in the UK. Flagship Europe had recently expanded its presence in the food sector after acquiring Calder foods which was a vendor of dips, marinades, sandwich fillings, sauces, and mayonnaise. In the same year, OSI Group also purchased Tysons food a storage warehouse and foods processing facility in Chicago that provided the infrastructure OSI Group needed to support its increased growth in the area. For more info about us: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/osi-group#/entity click here.
Other acquisitions that happened last year include the controlling stake acquisition of Dutch Baho food which provided the firm with a wider reach in the Netherlands and also the opportunity to provide quick snacks and deli meats in addition to other meat products. The acquisition of a slaughterhouse Hynek Schlachthof GmbH based in Tauberbischofsheim, Germany provides OSI Group with access to raw fresh meat enabling the firm efficiently distribute its meat products to Germany and Europe.
Through the able leadership of Sheldon Lavin who joined the firm more than four decades ago, OSI Group has continued to grow and has been a source of employment for over two thousand workers employed in the firm different locations in the world. OSI Group has also continually been of great impact to the communities in different parts of the globe.