Archives: February 2017

OSI Group Growing Big And Better

According to a recent survey, OSI Group has over 66 operational units that are located in 15 countries. Some of the countries where OSI products are available include Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, United States, Mexico, and China and Japan. OSI Group has its headquarters in Aurora, Illinois and has been in operation for the last 109 years.

In the Food, Tobacco and Drink Industries, OSI Group has become the leader. OSI Group had a revenue of over $6 billion in the year 2016. They also ranked as number 58 in the largest privately owned companies. OSI Group has over 20,000 employees working in their plants worldwide.

The products that the OSI Group specializes with include fish, poultry, vegetable products as well as Pizza and hot dogs. The company also specializes in pork, meat patties, and dough products. Recently, OSI Group acquired the Baho food in what was seen as part of their global expansion. With this acquisition, they became the sole owners of the five Baho food subsidiaries that include Vital Convenience, Henri van de Bilt, Bakx Foods, Gelderland Frischwaren and Q Smart Life. This acquisition will increase the OSI Group presence in 18 European countries. In the deal, the two companies agreed that no employee would lose their job.

The OSI Group was started by a German immigrant in the year 1909. The company grew rapidly when it formed a partnership with McDonald’s to become their sole meat supplier. Some of the firm’s plants in the US include those found in Riverside, California, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin and West Chicago in Illinois. Over the years, the firm has received several awards for observing safety risks associated with the environment. The current chief executive officer of the company is Sheldon Lavin while the chief financial officer is Sherry Demeulenaere. OSI supplies meat products to western companies operating in the Far East.