OSI Group is an American food company that operates on an international level, and it has been expanding its operations rapidly. In 2016, the company bought a former Tyson Foods plant and storage warehouse. The plant is 200,000 square-feet in size and is situated close to an existing OSI facility. The senior vice president of OSI North America, Kevin Scott commented on the purchase by saying that it will help to meet the company’s growing customer needs. Tyson Foods was using the facility to help prepare its food offerings but has decided to shut it down in order to focus more on improving the productivity of its company.
OSI Group also picked up another company in 2016 by the name of Baho Food. By purchasing a controlling stake in the company, OSI will now have a larger presence in Europe. Baho Food provides its customers with deli meats, snacks, and convenience foods, and the president and chief operating officer of OSI, David McDonald, expects the move to pay off in the future. He also admitted that while Baho Food prepares the same kinds of foods that OSI does, that it will help the company to offer these in new locations and to an increased amount of customers. Baho Food owns many other subsidiaries that offer products to people in 18 different countries. OSI plans to continue to work with the company’s managing director, John Balvers, who is very optimistic about the future.
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OSI Group continued its growth in 2016 by purchasing Flagship Europe. The company was renamed Creative Foods Europe in 2018 and provides pies, frozen poultry, sauces, dressings, marinades, and sous vide products to its United Kingdom-based customers. Calder Foods was purchased by Flagship Europe earlier on and will add to what OSI now has to offer. Russell Maddock, the chief executive of Creative Foods Europe expects great things from the acquisition. He indicated that it will help the company to reach even more European customers with the kinds of foods they have been asking for.
OSI Group was created in 1909 when Otto Kolschowsky immigrated to the United States from Germany. He grew the company from the ground-up and handed it over to his sons later on in his life. The company has been expanding its operations since the 1970s and continues that mission to this day. Looking forward, OSI plans on continuing to improve its environmental standards and sustainability and continues to win awards for its ability to do so.
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