OSI Group is a privately owned food company with its headquarters in Aurora, Illinois. It is a meat processing company, and its products include pork, fish, poultry, dough products and Pizza. Its processing plants are located in Geneva, Chicago, Oakland, Wisconsin, Riverside, California, and Utah. It deals with world renowned food brands by packaging and co- brand. Being the largest private food processing company, it develops, source and distributes foods around the world.
Acquiring the Baho Foods
OSI Group primary way of expanding its empire is by acquisition. Recently, the company acquired the Baho Food, a food company based in the Netherlands. Baho food deals with meat products and has plants both in Germany and the Dutch. The Baho Food has five subsidiary companies with over 60 years of experience in the retail food industry. It serves customers in over 18 European Countries. The CEO of OSI Group Mr. David G. McDonald said adding Baho Food means expanding its market to the larger European area. He said Baho Food company complements their strength and increases their capabilities to serve their customers best demand.
Acquisition of Flagship Europe
The Flagship Food Group is a portfolio that deals with the supply, processing food products to customers in the UK. OSI Group acquired Flagship Europe as a way to increase its position in the European market. Flagship Europe deals mainly with sous vide products, pies, mayonnaise, sauce and frozen poultry. The CEO of Flagship Group said that it was an exciting development for his company for the acquisition means resources and finances will be available to them along with the increase in the global market. He said being part of the OSI Group more opportunity will be available and will help them serve their customers well.
Being on the front line in managing environmental risks, the OSI Group was awarded the Prestigious Globe Awards for 2016 by the British Safety Council. The award was presented to them at the Drapers’ Hall in London. Lynda Armstrong, the chairperson of the British Safety Council, congratulated the OSI Group for its performance in the conservation industry and winning the Award.