OSI Food Solutions is one of the worlds leading food companies and ranks in the U.S. top 100 for food companies. The firm is a world leader in creative, custom food solutions to the food service and retail industries. OSI started out as a small meat market opened by German immigrant Otto Kolschowsky in 1909. The company grew over the years and became a major wholesaler in the Midwest, even landing the contract to provide ground beef patties to McDonald’s restaurants during the chain’s expansion into the Midwest. Steady growth continued until the 1970s when the growth of OSI Food Solutions starting to ramp up a large amount. This coincided with future Chief Executive Officer of OSI Food and Chairman Sheldon Lavin coming on board at the behest of the sons of Otto Kolschowsky. Sheldon later gained control of OSI Food Solutions in full when the brothers retired. Since the 70s, OSI Food Solutions has been on the expansion trail extending its reach to 17 countries globally. Along the way, the foodservice powerhouse has garnered many prestigious awards as well. Expansion has been particularly busy for OSI Food Solutions in its European market over recent years.
The market for processed chicken in the OSI Food Solutions Spanish and Portuguese markets has ramped up considerably over recent years with company officials noticing a 6 percent increase per years in demand. The response from OSI Food Solutions was to invest a huge amount of money into the processing facility in Toledo, Spain and ensure that the company can continue to meet this demand. Production in the Toledo facility has doubledin regards to processed chicken. This was a result of a major upgrade to the production line. This move ensures that OSI can continue to provide its customers with the highest level of customer service possible.
OSI Food Solutions also recently acquired two major European wholesale food companies that both fit well into the companies current processing strengths. The companies in question are Baho Food from the Netherlands and Flagship Europe based in the United Kingdom. Flagship Europe has been renamed Creative Foods Europe as part of a new imaging from the company. OSI officials are very happy with the opportunity to acquire these amazing companies as they add great value to the OSI Food Solutions Brand.
Perhaps the icing on the cake for OSI in recent European affairs was the company’s receipt of the British Safety Council’s Globe of Honour in 2016. The award was presented in recognition of OSI’s commitment to keeping its processing facilities environmentally sustainable.
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