OSI Food Solution Doubles Food Solution

OSI is the world number one supplier of customized and value-added food commodities to retail and food service brands around the globe. It is a private entity with headquarters in the U.S., and its services range from custom food product’s manufacture to world-wide food supply management. The company sources, processes, and distributes its food products, delivering customized products that fit different client’s operations to help them maximize their opportunities.

OSI Food Solution has the ability to offer world’s food solution as it has 65 facilities in 17 countries and has offered employment to over 20,000 people. The company serves its customers from there many facilities located in different places in the world like in the United States, Germany, Austria, China, Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Hungary, Philippines, Taiwan, Ukraine, Spain, Poland, Netherlands, India and Brazil.

With the company’s recent growth and expansion, OSI Food Solutions has increased pork, chicken and beef products drastically. This has led to an increase in employment opportunities in addition to the existing work force. This kind of growth has been fueled up by the fast growing demand of chicken products in Portugal and Spain.

OSI Food Solution bought Baho food which is a Dutch company which dealt with meat processing and other food items for different food service industries and retail. David G. McDONALD, the chief operating officer and president of the OSI groups said that their move to add Baho Food to the OSI Food Solution would broaden and increase their presence in Europe. In the companies’ continued international expansion, OSI Food Solution Company has also bought the former Tyson Foods plant in Chicago. The information acquired from OSI was that after acquiring Tyson Foods Plant, this would increase their ability to meet the rapidly increasing needs of their customers. Another great and progressive development by OSI Food Solutions was by the purchase of Flagship Europe. Flagship Europe dealt with supply of frozen poultry, pies and sous vide products. According to the president OSI, this also gave them a wider presence in Europe.

OSI Food Solution industry was rated among the top 100 food companies in America because of its high rate of expansion over the years. The company was also credited with responsiveness and consistency to the customers’ needs. The company has recently been presented with a prestigious Globe of Honor Award for the 2016 from the British Safety Council for their exemplary management of possible environmental risk.

About OSI Food Solution: www.osieurope.com/en.html  

Contributions of David McDonald towards growth of the firm

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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David McDonald’s Role in Securing OSI Group’s Sustainability

The OSI Group, an American food processing company supplying value-added proteins is a global company with over 50 facilities in 17 countries. Having been present in China for the past 25 years, the OSI group has had an opportunity to grow with the country’s economy. During the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, OSI China supplied over 113 tons of pork, chicken, beef, eggs and dehydrated onions with the company receiving no complaints. Since then, the company has been providing for well-known brands such as Starbucks, Papa John’s, McDonald’s, Burger King, Subway, and Yum. In 2012, the OSI group celebrated 20 years of its operations in China.

The growth of the company has been steered by the group’s President and Chief Operating Officer, David McDonald. Growing up on a farm, David developed a passion for agriculture. At Iowa State University, he pursued a bachelor’s degree in animal science. Upon graduating, David began his career in ISO Industries in Chicago.

His educational background coupled with his passion would see him rise to become the President and Chief Operating Officer of the OSI Group. Under his exceptional leadership, the company has had outstanding achievements including receiving the Wallace E. Barron Senior Award.

Securing OSI Group’s Sustainability

To ensure that the OSI group keeps growing and that its sustainability is guaranteed, David plans to make it the largest poultry product producer in China. To achieve this, he ensures that all its outlets have the necessary facilities and that the group’s logistics team is equipped with vital skills required in the global market. He posits that despite being a global company, patience, flexibility and an understanding of local business are the catalysts for a successful business.

David has also forged partnerships with clients in product development which have ensured that necessary services for product development are offered. The company provides that technological mechanisms are used in the enhancement of safety as well as raising the quality standards of their products. The engagement of manufacturers gives them access to equipment high enough to detect foreign items in their products.

In a bid to expand their market, the OSI Group has recently been launching new processing and production plants around the world. In 2016, the OSI Group acquired a controlling stake in Baho Food, a Dutch company dealing with deli meat.

Speaking about the acquisition, David asserted that the company’s portfolio of products and brands complements that of OSI’s current processing strengths and would broaden OSI Group’s capabilities, to best serve their customers’ evolving needs. He also affirmed that adding Baho Food to the OSI Europe business gives OSI a broader presence in Europe.
With these strategies in place, the OSI Group’s sustainability is secure, and the company can only continue growing.

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