Archive for the ‘OSI Food Solutions’ Category

OSI Food Solutions is a leader in food production and a leader in producing quality products and solutions for the food industry.

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

OSI Food Solutions, a winner of the 2016 Globe of Honour by the British Safety Council due to the company’s excellence in the area of environmental safety, have attained impressive milestones under the tutelage of their CEO Sheldon Lavin, and COO and President, David McDonald.

In August, 2016, OSI Food Solutions decided to purchase Baho Food, a Dutch food company. The acquisition of Baho Food added an important piece to OSI’s Europe business line and provided OSI Food solutions with a larger business presence in Europe. OSI Food Solutions inherited five subsidiaries with the purchase, along with important processing plants located in the Netherlands and the Netherlands. The five subsidiaries included Gelderland Frischwaren, Henri van de Bilt, Q Smart Life, Bakx Foods, and Vital Convenience.

OSI Food Solutions has also doubled its chicken production capacity in Spain. The implementation of a high volume production line in the European city of Toledo, helped to increase the overall production number to 24 thousand tons, which was once producing at a 12 thousand ton limit. OSI Food Solutions produces a total of 45 thousand tons of chicken, pork, and beef products, currently.

The doubling of this chicken tonnage will bring a positive dynamic for this Spanish city, because it will bring in more jobs to compensate for the scaling up of its production capacities. This processing plant, located in Toledo, Spain, has been in service since 1990. OSI Spain, a subsidiary of OSI Food Solutions, will oversee the new facility.

Jose Maria del Rio, the managing director of OSI Spain, noted that this doubling of chicken production is a direct cause due to the increasing need by consumers for its chicken products. Because of this surge in craving by consumers for chicken over the last two years, OSI has taken the extra steps needed to ensure that this new facility improves its sustainability and energy efficiency as part of its planning. OSI recycles the heat that the equipment at these facilities use. The updated equipment has allowed OSI Spain to reduce its consumption of electricity by a fifth of what it was before these key energy and sustainability changes were enacted.

OSI Food Solutions, which is currently headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is a privately held company with approximately 60 facilities, and work sites dispersed across 16 countries. OSI Food Solutions, which has been in business since 1909, is a $6 billion dollar company.

Contact OSI Food Solutions: