The Mid-West based OSI Food Solutions, which averages $6.1 billion in revenue in recent years is now ramping up chicken production globally. The company, OSI Group, which has been a major supplier for giants such as McDonald’s for decade, has become a prominent name in the food processing and manufacturing industry. In recent years, with major expansions of it’s production and global reach, the company is able to produce more food products than ever before, while spurring employment and keeping a good grip on sustainability.
In 2016 the company bought Tyson Foods’ Chicago based food processing plant for over $7.1 million. According to Kevin Scott, senior executive vice president for OSI North America, the facility will help ramp up production to meet ever-growing customer demand. Another acquisition made by OSI Food Solutions was the purchase of Flagship Europe, a major food processing company that supplies frozen foods, condiments and poultry. In the same year, OSI Food Solutions has also bought out Baho Food, a Dutch food processing manufacturer which supplies snacks, deli meats and other packaged food products. These acquisitions give OSI Food Solutions a greater presence and reach within the Europe market.
In Spain, OSI Food Solutions has doubled its production of chicken products from 12,000 tons a year to over 24,000 tons a year. This is thanks to a new production line and a new processing facility which measures 22,600 square feet. The new production line is helping add more jobs to the market, as well as spur growth in the food sector in Spain. On top of the rampant production, the new facility will boost sustainability greatly due to it’s new equipment which lowers energy consumption by 20%. Aside from sustainability efforts, OSI Food Solutions has maintained good standards and has even won the 2016 Globe of Honour by the British Safety Council. It comes as no surprise why they are in the top 100 privately owned companies in America.