Over the past ten years, OSI Group has primarily focused on local and international expansion. The company’s chief executive officer, Sheldon Lavin has been overseeing global expansion since 1975, when he joined OSI.
OSI’s Expansion in Chicago
In 2017, OSI Group purchased a food processing plant that was previously owned by Tyson Foods. By acquiring the 200,000 square feet plant, the company increased its production capacity. The food processing plant is also near other properties owned by OSI. Tyson Foods was using the plant to process poultry products. Since OSI now owns the plant, it will be redesigned to support the production of beef, pork, and chicken products.
The Acquisition of Flagship Europe
OSI has established a base of operation in Europe. The company is also acquiring food processing companies such as Flagship Europe as a way of increasing their outreach in the region. The acquisition took place in December 2016. Flagship Europe distributes frozen poultry, pies, sauces, and dressings.
Before OSI Group expressed interest in purchasing the company, Flagship Europe had rebranded to Creative Foods Europe. Flagship Europe was one of the renowned food processing corporations in Europe. The acquisition has benefitted OSI’s branch in Europe.
OSI’s Expansion in Spain
OSI Group has expanded its global outreach to Toledo, Spain. Since poultry products are in demand in Spain, OSI has been working towards increasing their production capacity in the region. At the moment, the company produces 24,000 tons of poultry products annually. Previously, the company produced 12,000 tons. The total production by OSI Spain is currently 45,000 tons of chicken, beef, and pork products.
Since OSI Group is working towards producing food products in an environmentally friendly manner, the company has made use of innovative energy designs that will amount to favorable energy consumption. In addition, OSI has installed a heat recycling system in the new plant in Toledo, Spain. The heat recycling system will use the heat from the production machines to heat the water in the plant. In turn, the workers in the plant will make use of warm water for the cleaning processes.
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