The Growth of OSI Food Solutions

OSI Food Solutions began as a neighboring butchery supplying processed meat locally in Illinois. The firm started its operation in 1990 as Otto and Sons. The market demanded that the company should transform from being a local company to an international firm with facilities in over 17 countries in the world. The company specializes in the processing of value-added protein food. The company completed its extension for the processing of chicken products by a double to 24,000 tons annually. The development led to an increase in overall production capacity to 45,000 tons annually. The improvement was as a result of a fast-growing demand for chicken products in Spain and Portugal.

OSI Food Solutions anticipated a continuous increase in the market. Thus, the preparation was to start serving a broader market in future and remain the top food processing company in the entire world. The company appointed Sheldon Lavin as chief executive officer as a visionary leader who can take the firm a step forward in the production process. Initially, Lavin was the development manager of OSI Group while working in his consultancy agency. Lavin helped the company transform from being a company serving only Illinois to satisfying international market.

During the development of OSI Food Solutions, the process generated an additional 20 job opportunities to add to the previous 140 work forces. Also, the company introduced product development manager. The purpose of the office is to offer proper management of the current products and introduce new products to the industry’s portfolio.

OSI Food Solutions equipped its security surveillance system with indoor and outdoor cameras. On the additional 22,600 square feet work space, the firm introduced various amenities like new receiving area, nitrogen storage tanks, waste material storage containers, and social area for the workers. Most importantly, the firm acquired the Tyson Food Plant in North America to show a brighter future for the region regarding food production. Moreover, the firm purchased the Flagship Europe in 2016. The plant became the primary food supplier in the UK remarking it as the Creative Food Europe. OSI Food Solutions possesses the leading stake in Baho Food in Germany and the Netherlands.

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