OSI group is internationally recognized as a leading producer of a wide variety of processed foods in the food industry. Some of the impressive food variety the company processes ranges from beef to chicken and vegetables. OSI Group which is headquartered in Aurora has expedited its global expansion in recent years. The Group President McDonald together with the CEO Sheldon Lavin are the people behind OSI Group Success and expansion plans.
In a strategic move in 2010 OSI Group expanded to Eastern Asia in a joint venture with Orange Bay Foods (OBF).The venture was quite a significant project especially to the people of Japan as it created more opportunities for investors in the local packaging firms as well as the transportation companies that were required to ship raw material and finished products to and from OBF. In addition, OBF has helped improve the economy of the local community.
OSI has also extended its expansion plan to South Asia as well and in 1995 partnered with Vista Processed Foods India. In March of 2012 Vista established a new plant that processes frozen vegetables the Madanapalle. Seven months later another plant was also opened in Punjab.
OSI Group presence is also being felt in Eastern Europe. The Group in 2012 started building a new plant in Poland. The plant supplies hamburgers and other varieties of processed foods to customers in Poland, Finland, Slovakia, Sweden and the Czech Republic among others. The Group spent close to $30 million to establish the facility which has a maximum output of about 25,000 tons. The Group has another facility in Hungary which in 2012 it expanded its storage and production areas at the cost of 25 million dollars. The facility in Hungary processes chicken for fast foods restaurant in 16 European countries.
OSI Foods as part of its expansion plan has made major acquisitions of world-renowned food companies such as Flagship Europe, Dutch firm Baho Food and recently in 2017 acquired the German firm HynekSchlachthof GmbH.
About OSI Group
OSI Group was founded in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky. The firm started as a small meat shop in Chicago USA and has grown over the years to be a one of the world’s leading producer of processed foods. The company today boasts of having more than 65 locations globally and has offered employment to thousands of people both locally and internationally. OSI Group has won several awards, and in 2016 the Group bagged the prestigious Globe of Honor Award from the British Safety Council for their environmental conservation efforts.