For a top-notch American food company like OSI Group, purchasing important companies based in Europe has helped their successful expansion and boosted their product lines
Originally called Otto & Sons, Inc., this family-owned meat company was based in Chicago, Illinois, in 1909. After a few decades, Otto & Sons really began to expand after it built a strong business relationship to supply meat for the world-renowned hamburger chain, McDonald’s. Since those simpler, early meat processing of Otto & Sons, that family meat company has evolved into the $6 billion-dollar company, OSI Group. According to Forbes, OSI Group is the 58th biggest private company in America. OSI Group has its headquarters in Aurora, Illinois.
In terms of OSI Group’s strategies and business deals, in August 2016, OSI Group purchased Baho Foods, a Dutch company with factories and five subsidiaries. The purchase of Baho Foods by OSI Group was an astute strategy for building a greater presence in Europe. Brokering the purchase of some key food companies in Europe and other regions was key to boosting company sales and working with new brands.
Along with the Baho Foods acquisition, OSI absorbed five new subsidiaries into their business conglomerate. Some of these subsidiaries held important buildings and processing plants that were located in the Netherlands as well as in Germany. These five subsidiaries of Baho Foods that were included in OSI’s purchase included Q Smart Life, Vital Convenience, Henri van de Bilt, Bakx Foods, and Gelderland Frischwaren.
OSI Group has also garnered many awards and honors for its excellence and eminence in the food business and industry. A subsidiary food company of OSI’s that was located in the UK was honored with the Globe of Honour award in December 2016. This award is presented to companies — with facilities located in the United Kingdom — that steadily maintain excellence in areas of environmental safety. OSI has also been commended for being one of the Top 100 American Food Companies. And this recognition was given to OSI based on the company’s extraordinary business track record, quality of product and brand, and eminence and excellence over many years of business in food.
OSI Group provides job openings for people living in many parts of the world. OSI Group provides work opportunities in Europe (Hungary, Spain, Germany, Poland, UK), the Asia-Pacific region, and the Americas. OSI Group also believes in their employees to boost their company’s future successes.
Currently, OSI Group operates in 17 countries, and its subsidiaries maintain approximately 67 facilities internationally with approximately 20 thousand company employees.