OSI Group is at the top of its game now days. Despite starting from humble beginnings, it has grown into a giant in the food service industry. This company has so many special attributes, especially when being compared to the remaining field of contestants. Otto Kolschowski, founder of OSI, was able to live-out his American dream despite being an immigrant. His essence runs deep and can be felt to this very day. His principles for conducting business are also still being practiced to this very day. The one-time meat locker has had many headquarters. Maywood, Illinois, was its first location, but now it has a state-of-the-art facility in Aurora, Illinois.
Acquisitions has played an enormous role for progressive expansion. OSI Group has acquired some of the most high-profile company’s in today’s foodservice-scene. This includes the acquisition of Flagship Europe and the acquisition of BAHO Food. Flagship Europe specializes in a wide range of food products such as frozen goods, pies, dressings, sauces and mayonnaise. Russell Maddock, chief executive of Flagship Europe, stated that “this is another progressive development for the company.” One of the best things about this acquisition is that Flagship Food Group has a location here in the states. “Adding Flagship Europe definitely broadens our range in Europe,” said David McDonald, president of OSI Group.
On the other hand, BAHO Food is another important acquisition that strengthens OSI’s grip on the industry. This private-Dutch company is a big manufacturer of meat products, of snacks and of convenience foods. There are up to 18 European countries that benefit from BAHO Food and with OSI’s controlling-stake in the company, this will add another 18 more business connections to OSI’s network. OSI Group will retain many of BAHO’s management team as well as retain the company’s managing director. “I’m excited about becoming a teammate to OSI Group,” said John Balvers, managing director of BAHO Foods. OSI Group is definitely making its presence known across the pond. With so much growth, this company will have an opening for even more employment. For those who are looking to get in on the action, this is the perfect equal-opportunity employer to work for.