OSI Industries, a Food Giant in Europe, Asia and the U.S.

OSI Industries is one of America’s top 100 food companies. OSI is continually expanding its global footprint. It recently acquired Tyson Food Group, Baho Foods and Flagship Europe. The Tyson Food Group was about close their Chicago plant when OSI swooped in saving 480 jobs. They Tyson Food Group was known for its prepared meals including omelets, tempura chicken, canned soup and meat products including hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken and bacon. OSI also purchased a large portion of stock in the Netherlands headquartered Baho Foods. For the last six decades Baho Foods has developed a great reputation for quality meats: chicken and sausage. OSI also acquired Flagship Europe, a United Kingdom company, which is known for its frozen poultry, pies, mayonnaise, dressings and sauces. Before being acquired by OSI Foods, Flagship Europe acquired Calder Foods, which made dips, mayonnaise, marinades, sauces and sandwich fillings.

With all these acquisitions that expand the OSI Industries’ European and American production capacity, it still remains a privately held enterprise. It is an extremely focused food giant that continues to bring to market more and more food solutions. OSI will not be able to expand its customer base in Europe, providing more culinary flavors to a wider variety of consumers.

OSI Industries recently expanded it Spanish plant in Toledo, Spain to meet the growing demand for chicken. It had more than doubled as the growth continued over the last ten years at a pace of 6-8% each year in Spain and Portugal. With these added locations in Europe, increasing demand will be far easier to fill.

OSI’s back-of-the-house and its processing line will be enhanced by the interactions with Baho Foods, Flagship Europe and Tyson Foods differing processing methods. The technology and variety of processing methodology can only add to the capacity and efficient functioning of OSI Industries.

The larger the operation, the more equipment OSI will have to build with specifications that meet their needs for oversight and reduce the need for added food safety and quality manpower and the larger group of agriculture suppliers they will need. The biggest influx on new items is in the form of dips, sauces, dressings, marinades and sandwich fillings. Otherwise the recent acquisitions expand on the foods OSI is already known for providing to its customers. OSI can easily add to its customer base. Currently, OSI Industries serves McDonald’s, Starbuck’s, Pizza Hut, Papa John’s Pizza, Subway and KFC in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

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