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OSI Industries grows its food production business

OSI Industries is a producer of processed foods. Since 2016, the company has been busy making purchases of other business and expanding the processing plants that it already owns in different parts of the world. The company has been focusing on both local and international expansion. To ensure that the local production activities were going on well, the company started with an acquisition in Chicago. They acquired a food plant that was previously owned by Tyson Foods. The plant is one of the largest in the world, and it is located in another plant that is owned by the company. The purchase of this new plant will give OSI more space to produce more products for their consumers in North America.

After the acquisition of the new plant in Chicago. OSI Industries moved to the international arena. The first initiative they took was the purchase of Baho Food in 2016. This company is based in Netherlands and deals with the production of snacks, meat and convenience foods. According to the COO of OSI David McDonald, the acquisition was made so that the company can focus on international growth in Europe. Europe is a lucrative market, and OSI is trying every means possible to become a dominant player in the industry.

The acquisition of Baho Foods will help OSI industries to spread its wings in Europe. Baho Foods has multiple affiliates in Netherlands and Germany, and therefore it is a vital acquisition for OSI. The other thing that happened with this acquisition is that OSI did not take over the management of Baho Foods. What they did is that they retained the management and focused on coming up with a strategy that will ensure that both companies benefit. OSI has always made sure that they work with people who understand the market better than they do. It is for such reasons that they find working with the already existing managers of Baho Foods as a plus in their efforts to conquer the European market.

Working with people who understand the market better means that the management of OSI Industries can make informed decisions based on the needs of the consumer. Using foreign managers in foreign lands would be faulty. The approach by OSI has seen the company gain new customers consistently because they can meet the needs of those customers. Serving customers with products that meet their taste and preferences is the main goal of OSI Industries.

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OSI Industries is on the Forefront of the Food Service Industry

OSI Industries has acquired Baho Foods. OSI, with its headquarters in the Illinois city of Aurora, took on the Dutch manufacturing entity. Baho Foods and its inventory of snacks, convenience foods and deli meats fits right in with the OSI offerings of meat, chicken, pizza, kettle and smoked products and sandwich assembly. Both teams are excited about the acquisition as its gives each side added value and a wider range of capabilities while serving the needs of clients. Baho has the Netherlands and Germany based processing plants while serving clients in more than 15 countries.

The plan was to keep the Baho management team intact while integrating the companies into one. The acquisition gives OSI and Baho added strength that can only add to a more productive and more profitable growth strategy. The combined company will better serve clients, as well as offering a wider variety of products.

To further support growth, OSI Industries acquired Flagship Europe. The company supplies mayonnaise, sauces and dressings, sous vide products and poultry to the United Kingdom foodservice industry. Both companies have access to new capabilities, as well as an additional customer base and are better prepared to serve an expanded market. Prior to the acquisition by OSI, Flagship acquired Calder Foods. This particular company is a supplier of dips for food to go, mayonnaise, sauces, marinades and sandwich filling, which further increases the company offerings.

OSI Industries is expanding their capabilities through location expansion worldwide. In an effort to provide globally, OSI employs the “think globally and act locally” philosophy. With local management and labor teams in place, OSI has the ability to utilize local talent while observing custom and cultural trends. As such, OSI is always on the lookout for employees that fit the company profile. It is OSI’s belief that each person can make a difference and it is the company goal to make a difference in everyday lives through the products they sell. Individuals, whether experienced or just starting out, looking for the opportunity to be part of a team that not only encourages, but offers support to grow to a greater potential will find such opportunities with OSI.

The history of OSI Industries goes back more than 100 years when a man named Otto Kolschowsky began a family owned and operated meat market in Illinois. Several years later, the business was expanded to a wholesale meat market and established a reputation for providing quality products. When McDonald Hamburgers first opened their doors in Illinois Kolschowsky was chosen to provide fresh ground beef patties for its operation..

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