OSI Group Continues to Expand its European Presence

In 2016 OSI Group established its European Flagship to enlarge its reach into European markets and to establish a greater presence worldwide. This addition to the OSI Group’s portfolio has given its leadership a focused eye into the local tastes and trends and has allowed them to become a leading presence in the European food processing market.

Beginning with its acquisition of the Calder brand, OSI has strategically increased its European branding and recognition. The lately acquired Baho food has given OSI Group further reach into the food markets of the Netherlands and Germany, as well as adding the popular brands Geldeland Frish Waren, Vital Convenience, Henri Van de Bilt, Bakx Foods and Q Smartlife to the OSI Group family of products. It has been these types of actions that have allowed the leadership at OSI Group headquarters to gain further insight into European appetites.

OSI Group’s facility in Toledo, Spain has also seen recent investment. A high-capacity production line was added to their current operations and has doubled its output chicken processing while also increasing the workforce in OSI Spain’s facility.

During its European expansion, OSI group has been mindful of the impact of their operations and have actively focused on environmental sustainability and worked to mitigate any negative impacts its operations may cause. These actions have earned the OSI Group the Globe of Honour Award from the British Safety Council. An award that confirms the OSI Group’s dedication to creating a positive environmental impact, the OSI group had to obtain a five-star rating in the British Safety Council’s environmental management to even be considered for the award. This continued adherence to environmental sustainability is one of OSI Groups important goals and will continue to influence operations.

Through continued guidance from the European Flagship and OSI Group’s insistence upon quality, safe environmental practice and its continued responsiveness to local tastes, OSI Group will continue to be a strong competitor in the European foodservice market and an exciting company to watch as its growth continues globally.

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OSI Group’s Family Style Business and Charity

OSI Food Group is a unique business that has brought meats of all kinds to supermarkets and restaurants all over the world. With most of its produce coming from the US but also taken from European and Asian farms, OSI Food Group is all about selling products that work for customers in each market. OSI Group is privately owned company that has stayed true to its philosophy over the years, one that makes treating others as family a top priority. OSI Food Group started out as a McDonalds partner but now is servicing multiple fast food outlets in the Asia-Pacific region.

OSI Food Group was formerly known as Otto & Sons, named for German immigrant Otto Kolschowsky who came to Chicago in 1909 and started a family butcher shop. The Kolschowsky family worked hard to keep the shop open through all kinds of economic times, and its commitment to excellent tasting food earned it tremendous respect. The butcher shop eventually became a high profile company in Chicago named Otto & Sons and soon it began buying up other meat plants. In the 1980s after CEO Sheldon Lavin started bringing in more funding and growing the company to match the demands of McDonalds, Otto & Sons changed their name to OSI Food Group.

OSI Food Group currently operates in 17 countries and is still growing today. Some of its most recent foreign acquisitions are Baho Food, a meat marketing company based in the Netherlands, and Flagship Europe which produces ready-to-order meat specialties in the UK. OSI Food Group has also saved several plants from going bankrupt including south Chicago’s Tyson Food plant, but instead of simply buying and changing everything the food company does into corporate culture, OSI works to improve the company’s current service and retain as many employees as possible.