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OSI Group Is Transforming The Vegetable Products Industry

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Vegetables are a crucial part of any meal. Vegetables offer vitamins and minerals that people need and want. People who consume vegetables are healthier in general. However, it can be hard for busy people to incorporate vegetables into their diet. Many companies realize their customers want healthier food. One company that wants to help people get a well rounded diet is OSI Group. They need that people should try to eat at least several vegetables a day. This is why those at the group look for ways to help their many clients provide healthy vegetables to customers around the world. It’s why those who work for the company like President and CEO David G. McDonald strive to find new and innovative ways to deliver vegetables to outlets like Subway and Burger King.

A New Plant

In an effort to further provide vegetable products OSI Group has a new plant in Madanapalle, India. The new plant will be focused on making vegetable products of all kinds for many kinds of food outlets including the company’s many clients as well as many retail outlets. The plant is part of the Aurora, IL company’s plans for expansion. Their core focus is on producing products that people love such as various kinds of soups as well as items like panini and other sandwiches. In addition, officials at the company want to be in a position to help provide their customers with foods that are also healthy and tasty. Adding vegetable options helps customers at major fast food outlets stick to the ideal caloric intake while still doing so quickly. The new plant is also part of their overall plan to expand in many new markets overseas. This is one of many reasons why officials at the OSI Group have chosen to locate the plant in India.

Expansion Plans

At this company, they have many kinds of plans. Since the company was founded nearly a century ago, employees and managers have been focused closely on the twin goals of expansion and while still meeting the need for high quality products at the same time. The new plant is expected to be part of company efforts that include providing opportunities both for residents of other parts of the world and residents of the United States at the same time. It also part of company efforts to meet the challenges inherent in a fast changing world market.

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David McDonald Achievement’s At OSI Group

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

David McDonald is the current President and COO of OSI Group. McDonald was also a chairman of the North American Meat Institute and currently sits on its board of directors. McDonald is also an independent Director at Marfrig Global Foods S.A. David McDonald has worked with OSI group for 30 years now. OSI Group is a private company that deals with meat processing and services the retail and food service industries.

David McDonald went to Iowa State University from 1983 to 1987 where he earned a degree in Animal Science, which gave him a proper understanding of processing different kinds of meat. He later started working at OSI Industries in 1991, which had its headquarters in Chicago. David rose through the leadership ranks through integrity and his hard work,and became OSI’s Chief Operation Officer and the President. His outstanding performance as a leader helped him to win the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award, and till today McDonald is one of the respected authorities in the industry. His other past and present leadership roles include being the Chairman of the North America Meat Institute, and as mentioned earlier Director at Marfrig Global Food S.A. Currently, David is also the director of OSI Group’s Australian Subsidiary known as OSI international Foods.

David McDonald has achieved much as the Group’s president. He has managed to secure sustainable growth for the group. Besides, through his leadership, OSI Group managed to venture into Geneva and Hungary. The company also recently flagged off two poultry processing plants in China, which will be the largest poultry products producer in the country. His other achievements are a constructing a processing plant for frozen foods in India as well as construction of a beef processing facility in Poland. His contribution to the international expansion of OSI Group is quite significant and has resulted in its growth and sustainability.

OSI Industries purchased Baho Food in 2016. The move was part of its plan to expand its market in Europe. Baho food is food processing firm that operates in the Netherlands and Germany, and it is based in Dutch. David McDonald noted that the acquisition of the company will expand market for products that are produced by OSI group in the European Market. David values hard-work and patience, which he notes are essential in succeeding in leadership. It is evident in how he worked hard in managing and training his international staff to understand the importance of being locally available to the market to understand their likes and preferences. That, according to David McDonald, has been their secret to their success.

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The Exceptional Performance of OSI Group in the International Markets

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

The OSI Group is a firm that has successfully penetrated the global food and beverage sector for the past couple of years. It is well known for its delicious pizzas, sandwiches, vegetables, and sauces. The operations of the enterprise are managed from its main offices that are located in Aurora, Illinois. OSI’s current CEO is Sheldon Ravin, and he has played a great role in ensuring that it penetrates the international market. The company has currently established and acquired factories in different parts of the world.

The firm is focused on manufacturing all its products in an eco-friendly way. In 2014 and 2015, some of its plants managed to secure Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certificates. Branches that hold LEED certifications include OSI Ostróda and Henan Best Foods. In 2016, OSI started a partnership with Edeka, which is a grocery store chain that is located in Germany. Edeka is regarded as the largest supermarket business in Germany. OSI also has research and development centers that are located in Germany, the United States, and eastern Asia. These units enable the employees to come up with highly customized products.

OSI has established branches in different parts of Asia including India. It founded Vista Processing Foods in 1995, and the company has currently set up plants in various regions of the country. Vista has been running a vegetable processing factory since March 2012. The food processing company also operates businesses in Eastern Europe. It currently owns a processing plant in Poland, which distributes products to Poland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Finland, and Slovakia. OSI established a chicken processing plant in Hungary. The company invested $25 million in developing the plant, and its products are sold in 16 European countries.

The Illinois based company has made several acquisitions that have enabled it to penetrate the international market. The firm bought a southern Germany-based factory that is known as Flagship Europe. The business has specialized in dips, poultry, mayonnaise, and sauces. In 2016, OSI Group expanded its market in Europe by acquiring Baho Foods. The firm is made up of five major Germany and Netherlands-based factories that are called Bakx Foods, Q Smart Life, Vital Convenience, Bakx Foods, Henri van de Bilt, and Gelderland Frischwaren. In early 2017, the OSI Group expanded its supply in Germany by acquiring a food processing enterprise that is known as Hynek Schlachthof GmbH. The firm’s president, David McDonald, believes that it will establish more factories in future.

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