OSI Group Expands In Australia

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OSI Group is prepared to establish itself permanently in Australia. The company just completed a merger with Turi Foods which is an Australian-based operation. The two companies believe that shared ownership will help both organizations who have very similar business models. Turi Foods operates out of Thomastown, Victoria Australia and has facilities throughout the state. The company is a supplier to Quick Service restaurants, specialty chicken retailers, supermarkets and butcher shops. It is the largest meat processor in Australia.

OSI Group is a privately owned organization that has been supplying food service companies, restaurants and markets for decades. COO David McDonald supervised the merger and will work with leadership at Turi Foods to ensure a smooth transition. Turi foods will continue to operate out of the Victoria Australia and looks forward to being a part of the OSI team.

OSI Group began as a meat market over 100 years ago. The company was family-owned and founded by a German immigrant named Otto Kolschowsky. He named the company Otto and Sons and ran it with his family. Over the years Otto and Sons became known as the number one supplier of meat to restaurants in the Chicago area. In the 1950’s Otto and Sons was discovered by Ray Kroc and the McDonald’s Corporation.

Otto and Sons developed a great reputation with the McDonald’s Corporation and was soon selected to be their number one meat supplier. The company built a state-of-the-art meat processing plant to cater specifically to McDonalds. Over the years it grew with the restaurant chain and eventually became one of the largest meat suppliers in the world.

In the 1960s Otto and Sons became known as OSI Group and began doing international business. OSI Group provides many products including hot dogs, bacon, beef, and poultry. It has a client list that includes Starbucks, Subway, Papa John’s Pizza and Pizza Hut. Forbes ranked OSI as the 58th largest privately owned company in the world. It has a net worth that is in the billions of dollars.

OSI currently has processing plants operating in different countries. It has a worldwide workforce of over 20,000 people. OSI is able to maintain such a high-powered staff by implementing sophisticated hiring practices. The recruiting efforts are designed to bring in the kind of people that belong with the organization.


OSI Food Solutions Doubles Chicken Production

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OSI Food Solutions in Spain has expanded its pant to boost the production of chicken. Following an increase in the demand for chicken products, OSI Group has been forced to expand the pant so that it can meet the huge demand coming from Spain and Portugal. According to food consumption data in the two countries, the demand for chicken products has gone up by 8 percent. The production capacity of the plant is expected to hit 24,000 tons from 12,000.

With the recent expansion of this plant, OSI Group is expected to increase its total production of beef, chicken and pork product to 45,000 tons annually. The expansion has not only created benefits for the company but has increased job opportunities for the local community. With the new expansion, the number of workers is expected to increase from the current 140 to 160. Among the positions which were created after the expansion is that of the product development manager. The company overemphasis on the need of skilled and hardworking employees and therefore the position will be filled by people who genuinely qualify for the job.

OSI Group decided to expand the firm so that they can adapt to the changing needs of the market. The most important thing for business is to read the developments in the market and act accordingly. Part of the developments which have occurred in the company includes construction of refrigeration rooms, packaging, and storage rooms as well as the receiving areas. In total, the company has added 22, 600 square feet of space.

According to the COO of OSI Group, the ongoing expansion of the company is part of the managements’ attempts to expand the food service industry as well as growing portfolio of products. The management is pleased with the recent expansion which has seen the company employ more people and increase its products to the people.

One of the goals of OSI Group led by the CEO Sheldon Lavin is to offer services which are in line with the needs of the people. The company is emphasizing on the sustainability in its production. The plant that has been built in Toledo, Spain has reduced power consumption in the plant by about 20 percent. The plant is built in such a way that it is energy efficient. Due to the commitment the firm has shown in applying sustainable means of production, it has been supported by the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund in its expansion plans.

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Innovation, Excellence & Opportunity: OSI Group

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When it comes to supplying the world with some of the best tasting food solutions, few companies can outperform OSI Group. Formally known as Otto & Sons, this company is sitting at the apex of this category. It handles all operating functions such as development, processing, management, sourcing and distribution. If a unique food product is wanted, OSI will work directly with the client per instructions. You won’t find this diligence with many of the other food suppliers, but this is how OSI Group has built a sold reputation throughout the years. The sky is the limit here. Concept-to-table solutions is what this company does best and there are many businesses who will attest to it.

Food quality assurance and unsurpassed food safety is a priority. This actually ensures brand security for a number of reasons. Clients will never receive damaged products thanks to the company’s quality assurance experts. Every step of this dynamic process is under full-control as well as under scrutiny. This protects both the client and OSI Group’s reputation. Some of the benefits of service includes:

• Process Control Measures
• Stringent Policies
• Good Manufacturing Practices
• Hazard Analysis Critical Control Systems
• Food Tracking
• And many more

Who else or what other food supplier takes things this serious? OSI Group is setting the tone of how to conduct proper business and all of the clients are elaborated with throughout the process. Foods, foods and more foods. OSI Group can produce a wide variety of food products like ribettes, cooked sausage links, meatballs, beef patties, cookies, desserts, flatbread, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, chili, soups, pizza, panini, Salisbury steak, meatloaf, chicken wings, chicken fried steak, tofu, bacon bits, pulled pork, beans and a many more.

In 2011, the company was listed by Forbes as the 136th largest private company in the nation. OSI Group has up to 65 state-of-the-art facilities as well as over 20,000 employees. The numbers are simply astounding when you look at them on paper. In addition to those figures, the company has facilities in up to 17 countries.

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Flagship Europe Is Successfully Acquired By OSI Group

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Recently, OSI Group successfully completed its acquisition of Flagship Europe. The Flagship Food Group went public about the success of accusation process. This acquisition will increase the number of plants, products and brands under OSI Group’s umbrella. OSI group is an American producer of value-added food products. The multi-billion company’s production facilities are spread across Asia, Europe, and Americas.

Flagship Europe, the former subsidiary of The Flagship Food Group, supplies processed food products to different retailers in the United Kingdom. Its products include sous vide equipment, Oliver James pies, frozen poultry, and sauces. It is also known for delivering high quality dressings and mayonnaise. Recently, the company acquired Calder Foods in attempts to establish itself as a key player in the United Kingdom. Calder Foods produces sauces, marinades, sandwich fillings, and dips.

Russell Maddock talked positively about OSI Group’s acquisition of the company. The Flagship Europe’s chief executive offer noted that the acquisition provided the company with the ideal opportunity to achieve progressive development. The acquisition will increase the amount of resources available to the food product supplier. Such resources are critical considering that the company is striving towards expanding its product portfolio and dominating different markets.

In addition, OSI Group has acquired plant that was formerly operated by Tyson Foods. The Chicago-based plant is strategic to OSI Group since it is located near its headquarters. The plant has a wide space of 200,000 square foot. This way, the company will have adequate space to meet the increasing demand of its fast growing client base to learn more about us: https://www.facebook.com/OSI-Group-106191179472361/ click here.

OSI North America’s senior executive vice-president, Kevin Scott, said that the company was pleased with the success of the transaction. Although he did not disclose the financial details of the transactions, he noted that the plant would play a critical role in enhancing OSI’s growth. In addition, Scott declined to talk about the products that OSI would be producing at the plant. Tyson Foods originally set the plant for closure. However, completion of this deal will see the company continue with its operation. These acquisitions bring the number of facilities under OSI umbrella to more than 80 plants. These facilities are based in 17 countries.