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OSI Food Solutions is an American company with a global audience that provides its customers with customized food solutions that please any regional or national market. Recently the company began to double its chicken production capacity in Toledo, Spain by adding a high capacity production line there. This brings the total production capacity to 24,000 tons of chicken from the 12,000 ton limit it was at prior to the move. In Toledo, OSI Food Solutions can now produce a combined total of over 45,000 tons of chicken, pork, and beef products, and the move will also bring more jobs to the facility.

OSI Food Solutions has had the Toledo, Spain food processing plant in place since 1990, and the Managing Director of OSI Spain, José María del Río, expressed the fact that the region has been seeing an increased desire for chicken products over the years. He is not expecting this to change, and the new capacity should allow OSI to satisfy the needs of its customers and grow with their desires for more options. Along with the upgrades and increase of space, the company took extra care to ensure that the new facility added new measures to improve its sustainability into the future. Along with recycling heat that its equipment produces to be reused, the facility’s updated equipment has allowed it to cut down on its consumption of electricity by roughly 1/5th of what it was before the changes were made.

OSI Food Solutions is a $6.1 billion company that has been in existence since 1909. It has been a top 100 American food company for years, and it’s CEO, Sheldon Lavin, has been pointed out as being a large part of the reason for this. Part of this has to do with the fact that he took OSI from being a domestic food company, that served the Illinois region, to a worldwide food company that has facilities and plants in 16 countries. One of the key factors for it being chosen as a top 100 American food company is the fact that it continues to put its customers first by offering them a variety of food choices including custom possibilities that are created by its own chefs in its testing kitchen.

OSI Food Solutions continues to broaden its capacity for food production all over the world and expects doesn’t see itself slowing down anytime in the future.

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OSI Group Continues to Achieve Food Processing Success

For over 100 years, OSI Group has supplied a variety of food products internationally. Led by Chief Executive Officer, and owner Sheldon Lavin, OSI continues to achieve success. OSI Group is a privately-owned company, consisting of 65 processing plants and 200,000 employees.

In 2016, the company made over $6 Billion in revenue. It is no surprise that Forbes named OSI Group “#58 America’s Largest Private Companies” in 2016. Additionally, OSI Group has a strategic partnership with McDonald’s Corporation.

OSI Group supplies many different beef products including hamburgers, pork, meatballs, and hot dogs. Furthermore, the company processes poultry products such as grilled chicken, chicken fingers, and turkey products. In addition, OSI Group processes vegetables such as lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and much more.

OSI Group’s growth is attributed to many factors including acquisitions and environmental programs.

Latest Acquisition to OSI Group

In 2016, OSI Group acquired Baho Food, expanding their large footprint in Europe. Baho Food oversees five processing facilities in Germany and the Netherlands. The Dutch company specializes in poultry, pork, deli meat, and fast food processing. Acquiring Baho Food is a good strategic move for OSI Group, as both companies bring years of expertise in food processing operations.

Environmental Awards and Recognition

In 2016, OSI Group was awarded the esteemed Globe of Honour UK award. This award is presented to only the top companies that display environmental management excellence. Remarkably, this is the third time OSI Group won this award in five years.

Recently, OSI Group’s Riverside, California food processing plant was awarded the California Green Business Award. The plant administered multiple environmental initiatives including carpooling, a waste water program, and lighting efficiency.

In 2018, two of OSI Group’s facilities received environmental awards from the North American Meat Institute. The Illinois and Wisconsin plants were honored for managing stellar environmental programs. In the last five years, four other OSI Group facilities received this esteemed award.

Continued Success

OSI Group continues to achieve accomplishments in the food processing market. Their commitment to quality, environmental programs, and growth will ensure their ongoing success.