OSI Food Solutions is a highly successful company of food processors that sell on the wholesale market to retail and foodservice customers. The company holds the distinction of being rated as one of the best 100 food businesses in the U.S. as well as being a global leader in its industry. The company has operations in North and South America, Asia and Europe and services some of the most recognized brands in the restaurant industry. OSI started out as a small family meat company before moving into the wholesale business. After more than a century in business, the company continues to maintain a reputation for excellence and innovation and is always looking for ways to expand its business model. The company’s overall operations are under the visionary leadership of longtime Chairman and CEO Sheldon Lavin who has been with OSI Food Solutions since 1970.
Making Big Waves In Europe:
OSI Food Solutions has been making some major waves in their European market over the last couple of years. From making big upgrades and acquisitions to winning major European awards for outstanding environmental management, OSI Food Solutions has had what can only be described as an incredible last several years building its brand in Europe.
The Big Upgrade in Spain:
The OSI Food Solutions processing facility in Toledo, Spain recently had a €17 million upgrade that has boosted the production of processed chicken at the facility from 12,000 tons to an impressive 24,000 tons every year. The facility now reports a total production of 45,000 tons per year of processed chicken, pork and beef.
Acquisitions and Partnerships:
Several acquisitions and partnerships have drastically increased OSI Food Solutions’ market share in Europe. The 2014 cooperative venture with the U.K. food company Pickstock has allowed a hugely expanded distribution of beef for OSI in the European market. 2016 saw OSI Food Solutions acquire valuable and respected European food outfits Baho Food and Flagship Europe, both adding important additions to the OSI product portfolio that have the company’s customer base feeling really good about the company’s direction.
2016 was a year of big acquisitions for OSI Food Solutions in Europe and also a year for a big award. The British Safety Council was thrilled to honor the company with its Globe of Honour distinction. This award recognizes commitment to environmental management and sustainability, qualities that OSI has put a large premium on.