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OSI Group has Made a Great Legacy

Osi Group has made a name for itself in the food processing industry. The company began as a meat processing firm in USA. Today, it has extended to other parts of the world. OSI has also acquired other companies as part of growth. The company has a very long history as it is very old. It started as Otto & Sons in 1928 and after Sheldon Lavin took over, the name changed to OSI Group.

The change of name also meant that the approaches, strategies and management would also change. Since then, OSI Group was set to deliver quality, customer satisfaction and increase lean production. The headquarters are in Chicago with other plants in Geneva, California, Iowa, Utah and Wisconsin. These plants have played a big role in increasing efficiency and production.

Corporate social responsibility is an important aspect of OSI Group. CSR in OSI entails sustainability. It encompasses economic, social and environmental practices. OSI Group has come this far because of maintaining this integrity. The company has also been participative in community development. OSI is grateful to the public because it is a stakeholder of the company. Efforts of protecting the environment have also made OSI Group win awards.

Since OSI Group started, it has acquired some other companies. The goal was to increase variety and choices for customers. Quality is also a vital goal for the company. The two companies that have been absorbed by OSI are Tyson and Baho Foods. The company has increased performance and service delivery to its clients. It has also increased OSI’s market share and the growth of the brand globally.

The owner, CEO and chairman of OSI Group is Sheldon Lavin. He has worked hard to bring the company this far. Also, the employees have also played a major role in making the company a success. OSI Group is a great place for career growth and success. The company receives freshly graduated candidates as long as they are passionate about their work.

OSI Group is a platform that promotes inclusivity and diversity. Everyone is different and their contribution is valuable to the company. By pooling all the talent from employees, the company receives the best from the workforce. OSI Group also supports employees by organizing trainings, workshops, seminars and other learning opportunities. OSI Group is glad to be a place where people come to hone their skills as they help the organization achieve its goals.

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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.

OSI Award

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.