In the modern world, it’s hard to find a large company that has kept its integrity and good relationships with consumers. However, that is exactly the case with OSI Group. OSI is a company whose food products probably don’t realize you’ve eaten time and time again. Anyone who has ever eaten at Pizza Hut, Papa John’s McDonald’s, Starbucks, or Subway, along with many restaurants and grocery stores, has probably bitten into a delicious bite of OSI’s food products.
The company has been around since 1909, when it was founded in the city of Aurora, Illinois. Now, the company boasts an international presence on four continents. With over 65 facilities in 17 countries, the company employs an impressive 20,000 people. And they just added to that number with recent expansions, thanks to the CEO Sheldon Lavin and President David McDonald.
For $7.4 million, OSI purchased a former Tyson production facility in the outskirts of Chicago, Illinois. Not only will this allow them to bring more of their unique and dynamic food products and services to that market, but they also allowed about 500 people to remain employed. This is because they would have lost their jobs if the plant did indeed shut their doors.
This isn’t the only expansion the company is excited about. They are also looking overseas, specifically in Europe. That’s why they picked up Baho Foods out of The Netherlands and Flagship Europe. Baho already provides services to over a dozen European countries, including Germany. And Flagship Europe is known for its diverse offerings like pastries, poultry, and veggies. Now the company is still looking to add facilities in Spain.
OSI Group has won numerous awards thanks to their standardization procedures in their facilities. In most locations, they have new technology like xrays and metal detectors. This technology is deployed to prevent foreign objects from ending up in the final food product. Because of the quality systems and execution, they are trusted with safety across the industry by big buyers and consumers alike.
Another key to the company’s success is their attention to detail with their markets. They ask the customers what they want. For example, some markets want something natural and organic. Others prefer to have tasty food at the lowest possible price. By always meeting these needs, the company has been able to grow consistently with their innovative food products and dynamic services that they offer.
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