THE SUCCESS STORY OF OSI GROUP

Currently, OSI Group is the biggest food suppliers in the world’s Group has over 20,000 workers that are determined to offer customers with the best services. Today, they operate in seventeen countries across the globe. The company started as single premises, but today it has grown to be one of the significant corporate business in the history of the American economy. The company is still growing in the current modern world.

It was during the American immigration that OSI Group started. Otto Kolschowsky established the company as a small scale butchery owned by the family in Chicago. When the First World War was ending, Kolschowsky improved the premises to be the wholesale type of business. This includes locating shops in other parts of Chicago suburb, Maywood. In the year 1928, the name changed to Otto & sons.

In the year 1955, the first McDonalds restaurant started its operations in Illinois.The companay began to supply fresh Ground Beef to McDonald restaurant. As MacDonald hotels continued to expand over the world,the company was given the mandate to supply to these restaurants.

During the late 1960s, there was technology advancement that leads to more effective and affordable services being offered by Otto & sons. This resulted to the close relationship between the McDonalds and Otto & Sons. The first plant was built in 1973 to supply only to MacDonald product only.OSI Group acquires Baho Food.

The company opened its first facility outside Chicago in the year 1977 in West Jordan. Afterward, the company continued to expand in parts of North America. Lavin became the CEO of OSI Group company in the year 1980s; he had vast experience in the areas of investment and leadership. Under the leadership of Leavin, the company was ranked as one of the best companies in the United States.

The OSI company continues to grow in close partnership with Nation Pizza and Foods that was started in 1994. A new plant was established in Oakland, Lowa that majored in the production of Sausage, Beacon, and hot dogs. Poultry processing project was launched in early 2000; the project was facilitated by the acquisition of the U.K.-Company Moy Park.

In the year 2010 OSI Group opened a beef production in Japan, later its expanded to Asia-pacific. New facilities were started in India in 2012.OSI Group acquired the full control of Baho Food’s Group has made tremendous steps in achieving its success over the years,

 

OSI Food Solutions – Expanding Production in Spain to Meet Increasing Market Demands

OSI Food Solutions Spain has put their money where their mouth is and have put forth 17 million euros to fund a new production line to meet the demand of their chicken products in Spain and Portugal. Over the past decade, the chicken product demand has increased by 6% annually and 8% over the past 3 years annually. It was only a matter of time before management of OSI Food Solutions would take steps towards making this advancement a reality.

This investment includes a building addition for housing this operation, which includes: waste storage rooms, oil service areas, facility supply storage, shipping and receiving areas, nitrogen tanks, a kitchen, social area for employees and more. A new surveillance system was also put in to place. And as far as emergency fire situations are concerns, a new and advanced fire fighting system was installed to work accordingly.

In general, energy consumption in meat production facilities is commonly a concern; OSI has capitalized on this matter by employing a system designed to reduce energy consumption by the process of simply recovering waste heat from a refrigeration unit, as well as from a cogeneration system. These energy consumption systems have decreased energy consumption by 20 percent in the new production plant.

Managing director of OSI Spain, Jose Maria del Rio, is excited about the new extension and because of the increasing rate of demand over the past decade, OSI is anticipating future demands and is prepared for when it comes. With the new advancements in place, OSI will be able to meet the ever so growing demands of its customers.

The plant extension would draw interest from the regional government and as a result, the government would grant OSI Spain 1.5 million euros from its European Agricultural Fund. Being granted this money by the regional government is an honor as it suggests that a business is a highly valuable asset for the benefits of local economic growth.

OSI Food Solutions Spain has improved their production efforts to meet the increasing demand of the market, constructing a production line that can produce double of what their production was prior to the investment. As demand rises in Spain and Portugal, OSI Food Solutions Spain will be fully equipped to oblige accordingly.