Not everyone has heard of OSI food solutions but many have consumed their products. So, who is this company and what do they do? OSI Food Solutions provides food sources to thousands of the world’s retail food brands. OSI Food Solutions has more than 65 facilities world wide. They employ over 20,000 people and they have locations in 17 countries. Some of these countries include the United States, Australia, Canada, China and the United Kingdom, to mention a few.
OSI Food Solutions has gained international fame, in part because global sustainability is an essential part of what they do. Those in leadership positions with OSI Food Solutions have developed a business framework in which they insist upon working responsibly to improve social, environmental and economic impact on the planet. Those in the food supply industry hold OSI Food Solutions in high esteem due to their global sustainability goals.
In august, 2017, OSI Food Solutions in Aurora, Ill, reported that Spain’s OSI Food Solutions was able to double its chicken production capacity. The recently completed high-capacity production line increased productivity of processed chicken products from 12,000 tons per year to 24,000 tons.
The expansion in Spain consists of a 22,000 square foot addition comprised of a new production area, new shipping and receiving zones,specialized refrigerated rooms for wasted container storage and service areas for oil and nitrogen tanks. The new building plan even included a large social area for employees. The new addition also required more staff, resulting in increased employment opportunities in the community.
In addition,the company enhanced its food defense system by installing a more sophisticated surveillance system. This included additional indoor cameras and an upgraded firefighting system. The new equipment has had an additional impact of reducing energy costs by about 20%.
According to OSI Food Solutions’s president, David McDonald, this expansion plan will allow the company to increase their new product portfolio, which he views as an opportunity to add new customers while support the growth of their long standing customers as well.
Not only has the new expansion doubled chicken production, OSI Food Solutions Spain has now increased the production of other products. Altogether, the company in Spain has a total production capacity in excess of 45,000 tons of beef, pork and of course, chicken products.
With such extensive custom product capabilities, combined with a strong dedication to sustainability, it is no wonder that OSI Food Solutions is one of America’s top 100 food companies.