Who services the service industry. Well, in the case of food service there are a few major players. OSI is one of these companies. OSI has an interesting history. Starting off in a small town in Ohio, the — now major — food company has seen some ups and downs in its history. Trying to compete with the mega food industry players isn’t easy, but OSI has been doing it and doing it well. Their reliance on employee care and customer satisfaction have gained them notoriety around the world and with it a slew of new problems.
One of these problems is a simple production one. OSI Food Solutions isn’t alone on this issue. The world demands meat and lots of it. Every meat packaging company has issues keeping up with the increasing demand. Driving prices down, while simultaneously feeding all 7 plus billion people on the planet over 75 lbs of meat a year isn’t easy. One way of doing this is increasing production, something with OSI has been doing. An example of this is their Toledo, Spain factory where they recently increased it’s capacity from 12,000 tons of chicken to 24,000 tons of chicken annually. The other way, is increasing network, brand, and production capabilities via acquisition. In this aspect, OSI Food Solutions is a master.
Over the last couple years, two major purchases have set OSI Food Solutions apart from the competition. The first of which is Baho Foods. Baho Foods is a Dutch company that offers various convenience items such as deli meats and other foods. The company has five subsidiaries that operate factories in Germany and the Netherlands. OSI recently absorbed Baho Foods making them the new deli meat supplier of northern Europe. This gives them solid trade routes in difficult to establish countries such as the Netherlands while also giving them some new products to bring to the table.
The other major purchase was Flagship Europe (now Creative Food Solutions) a company that specializes in frozen poultry, pies, sauces, and sandwich fillings. Creative Foods supplies some of the largest food service industry players in the UK. Adding these products to their portfolio gives OSI Food Solutions a key area of expertise in a nuanced market. It also serves to improve their brand identity as a whole.
OSI has become the master of acquisition. Having the ability to craft compelling products while also keeping a sharp eye out for competitors in niche markets have put OSI Food Solutions high on the list of the Top 100 Food Companies in the world.
About OSI Food Solutions: www.kimeta.de/stellenangebote-osi