OSI Industries: The Fight to Supply the World with Meat
We love meat. The world consumes a massive amount of meat yearly, and every year that record is broken. Currently, there are over 7 billion of us on this planet and each and every one of us consumes around 75 lbs of meat apiece. That’s a lot of meat. Companies are struggling to keep up, and this demand is driving competition. The meat processing industry has become hyper-competitive and companies at the top of the ladder are waging war against one another to gain control of the market. Some companies are shining, other’s are not. OSI Industries is one of the companies that’s shining. OSI is shining bright.
One way that OSI is meeting the meat demand is through upgrading standing factories. In Spain, OSI Industries recently upgraded their Toledo factory to double its output of poultry products. Instead of producing 12,000 tons of chicken a year the factory produces a stunning 24,000 tons of chicken every single year now. That’s a lot of chicken. The factory also still produces pork and beef products. This gives the factory an overall production output of around 45,000 tons of chicken, pork, and beef products annually.
Also, that’s not the only factory that OSI has been upgrading. Recently, the company purchased a factory from Tyson chicken in the Chicago area for $7.4 million. This purchase gives OSI Industries another in a long line of factories in the Chicago area. Immediately after purchasing the factory, OSI had some work to do. See, the factory was producing chicken products, sure, but OSI needs a lot more than chicken if they are going to satisfy their clients. So, OSI set out to convert the factory into being able to spit out pork, beef, and OSI Industries chicken products. This gives OSI a firm leg to stand on for the aggressive needs of their clientele, which includes names such as McDonald’s and Papa Johns.
OSI leverages it’s factories production capabilities against the market’s demand. This gives them wiggle room when the demand hits heights. Of course, OSI isn’t alone. Many companies are upgrading their factories in the foodservice industry. Most of them aren’t spitting out 45,000 tons a factory, however. For that, you will need to take a look at OSI Industries.
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