OSI Group expansions and achievements
The Illinois based company, OSI Group has been one of the leading companies in the food processing industry for many years now. Recently expanding even further throughout the world, and acquiring multiple companies, in various countries to continue solidifying their position in the food processing world.
In June of 2016, OSI Group made three very big purchases. The first was their purchase of the Tyson Food Plant in Chicago, IL. Tyson Foods had planned to close down the facility, and there would have been over 450 jobs lost in the process. When OSI Group made the acquisition, a large number of Tyson Foods employees, were offered employment with OSI Group.
Fast forward a couple of months to August 2016, and OSI Group would make yet another important purchase. That being the purchase of Baho Food. Baho Food, a manufacturer of deli meats, and snacks, throughout multiple countries in Europe. OSI Group executives have gone on to say that the purchase of Baho Food, will give them an even broader presence in Europe.
Moving forward into the holiday season, OSI Group ended their year by purchasing Flagship Europe, a leading supplier of frozen poultry, pies, mayonnaise, sauces, and dressings to the UK foodservice market. This continued to develop their ever growing presence in the European food processing market.
With these major moves, it should have came as no surprise when OSI Group won the 2016 Globe of Honour by the British Safety Council. To even compete for the Globe of Honour award the company had to first achieve the maximum five stars in the British Safety Council’s environmental management audit scheme in the period August 2015 – July 2016. A feat in itself, that only 17 other organizations were able to achieve throughout the world. Likewise, OSI Group was also recently named as one of America’s Top Food Companies. With over 65 facilities worldwide, and 200,000 employees, it was clear to see why. OSI Group will surely maintain their presence in the food world by servicing the retail and restaurant food industries in various ways, and one thing they’ve made very clear is that they will continue to evolve, grow, and expand on a worldwide level with the same exceptional service they’ve become known for throughout the industry.