OSI Food Solutions, an international supplier of food products, recently doubled chicken production at their Spain branch. Previously, the company was producing 12,000 tons of chicken annually; now they are producing 24,000 tons. The expansion cost the company 17 million euros.
This raises the Toledo, Spain branch’s production to a total of 45,000 tons annual. This number includes beef and pork products as well. The change added 20 new jobs to the factory, raising employment numbers from 140 to 160.
OSI Food Solutions began as a family owned butcher shop in Illinois. It has since grown into what it is today – an international supplier of several fast food chains. McDonald’s was their first and biggest client. They have been partnered together since the 1950s. In the 1980s, with the invention of flash freezing technology, the two companies grew by leaps and bounds.
OSI doesn’t merely work with fast food suppliers. They are also growing by purchasing other companies. Baho Foods and Flagship Europe are two recent acquisitions.
Baho Foods, a Dutch company, comes with several subsidiaries with the purchase. Gelderland Frischwaren, Hakx Foods, Q Smart Life and more are all now under new ownership. Baho Foods produces meat products and snacks.
Another recent acquisition by OSI was an old Tyson production plant in Illinois. This purchase enables OSI to operate on a wider scale, further adding to their immense production lines.
OSI Food Solutions is also working to limit their environmental footprint. In fact, they received the 2016 Globe of Honour for their involvement in environmental management. Only companies that are proactive in environmental waste management are considered for the award. This is OSI Food Solutions’ second time receiving the award. The award is given out by the British Safety Council.
Lynda Armstrong, of the British Safety Council, congratulated OSI on its award saying: “On behalf of the trustees and staff of the British Safety Council, I sincerely congratulate OSI Food Solutions UK Ltd on winning a Globe of Honour for 2016.”