OSI group is on the journey of expanding its multi-billion dollar status in the food manufacturing industry through major acquisitions and mergers. OSI Group has been thriving in the food processing industry due to the provision of innovative, customized solutions and quality products to its clients globally. The company as part of its expansion program acquired seven new processing and production facilities from different parts of the world last year alone.
According to the company’s president David McDonald, OSI Group is not only focused on expanding its capacity but also its client base. The company partners with its clients on products that can help grow their business as well as encourage suppliers to help increase sales. The company intends to reach more customers through the provision of products that clients desire, are healthy, natural and organic. The products also provide clients with a select option as they range from premium specialties to those that are merely affordable. Sheldon Lavin OSI Group CEO is the person that is tasked with ensuring the company grows and continues to offer more food choices in the 16 countries that the firm operates.
OSI Group is not only expanding internationally but also locally. The company according to Chicago Tribune acquired Tyson Foods Plant in Chicago at the cost of 7 billion dollars. The facility according to OSI Industries spokesman is a 200,000 square foot facility which will provide support for continued business growth. OSI Group is ranked as one of the largest privately owned companies in the US. The company food products include meatballs, hamburgers, hot dogs, bacon, pork items, poultry and vegetable products.
OSI Group expansion plan saw it acquire Flagship Europe a deal that will help the company reach new clients in Europe and provide a variety of products to its existing client base. OSI group presence will be greatly felt in Europe with the acquisition of Baho Foods which is a Dutch manufacturer of convenience foods, snacks, and Deli meats.
Sheldon Lavin is the driving force behind OSI Group expansion and growth plan. Lavin has a strong academic background in accounting and finance. Lavin is an innovative manager, and under his leadership, OSI Group has grown to more than 17 countries with over 65 facilities and processes a diverse range of products.
OSI Group was founded in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky. Just like any other Startup the company had humble beginnings as it was first established as a butcher meat shop in Chicago USA. The shop was known as Otto & Sons. Lavin joined the then Otto & Sons in 1970 and revolutionized things.
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