OSI Group has a rich history and has a significant role in the food industry in the world. The Group produces various goods ranging from vegetables to beef to sandwiches, chicken, sauces, and pizza. It has its headquarters in a city in Illinois known as Aurora. The top leaders at OSI Group are David McDonald, the chief operating officer and president and Sheldon Lavin, the chief executive officer. The two senior leaders have seen the company grow to the extensive food processing and distributing company it is currently.
Some eco-friendly facilities enabled the Group to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certifications in 2014 and 2015. OSI Ostroda and Henan Best Foods have been certified because they achieved environmentally friendly operations. OSI Group later in 2016 established a new joint business in Germany. The company began cooperating with Edeka, a grocery store chain. It has become the largest supermarket in Germany. OSI Group created a development and research center in eastern China. It has also maintained similar plants in the US and Germany, which allows its employees to come up with personalized products.
OSI Group made a joint venture with GenOSI in the Philippines, which has continued to benefit the food processing company. It established a new processing plant in May 2017. The new facility deals with beef, chicken, and fish to eateries and food service companies. The plant has the capability of producing close to 51 million pounds annually. Fred Uytengsu, GenOSI’s president, praised the lasting partnership with OSI, while Sheldon Laving referred to the plant as a world-class facility.
OSI Group began constructing a new facility in 2012 in Poland. It had plans for replacing a nearby plant that started processing beef close to 20 years earlier. Their clients in Sweden, Slovakia, Poland, Finland, the Baltic States, and the Czech Republic are now ordering hamburgers from the new facility in Ostroda. The construction has a cost of over $30 million, and it has a maximum output of 25,000 tons. OSI also expanded presence in Hungary before 2012 ended by opening a chicken processing plant. The Group spent about $25 million to develop production and storage areas. The plant enlarged the Group’s capacity by 15,000 tons annually.
OSI Group has a significant presence in South Asia. It started its cooperation with Vista Processed Foods in 1995, a well-known supplier in India. It also opened a new facility in March 2012 to deal with the processing of frozen vegetables. The Madanapalle plant serves fast-food outlets and Indian stores. It also opened such a facility seven months later in Punjab, which supplies frozen and fresh vegetables serving India and clients in Middle Eastern countries.
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