OSI Group food manufacturing company is doing something that no other food company can do. It is opening food processing plants and supply food in almost every part of the world. The company has so far managed to penetrate over 16 countries directly. In the near future, it will be in many other since it has been able to acquire some of the biggest food companies in places like Europe. In its international plans, it has included even local concerns. In its home of Chicago, the company has bought one of the largest food processing plants in the world known as Tyson Foods. This plant occupies over two hundred thousand square foot. It was purchased at $7.4 million according to a report done by the Chicago Tribune.
OSI Group deals with products such as bacon, poultry products, hamburgers, hot dogs and vegetable products. These are not the only products that the company wishes to supply. Once it opens up business in various parts of the world, it will be dealing with customized food products that the people of those specific areas can relate to.
OSI Group has opted to acquire companies in other regions as opposed to setting up their own business as independent food companies because they realize this is an industry that can be very diverse. It is driven even issues of culture and beliefs. For instance, you can’t sell pork products in an area where a majority of the people are Muslims. One must make sure that they have taken into consideration all such issues with the intention of making sure the business is relevant to the consumers.
OSI Group was started in 1909 in Chicago by a man known as OTTO. He was running the business alongside his two sons who would later work with Sheldon Lavin to develop the company from 1970’s. The two sons later abandoned business and left Sheldon under the management of the company.
President David McDonald hopes that the company will maintain the growth momentum that it has picked lately and will perform even better in the coming days. He is optimistic that through the measures they have taken OSI Group will touch all corners of the globe. Through good management of the company, it has been able to reach levels that not many people would have expected. This is an achievement.
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