How OSI Group has Rapidly Grown to a Globally Recognised Brand
OSI Group is a meat and food processing company located in Aurora, Illinois. It services the retail brands and foodservice industries. Its products include pizza, vegetable products, meat patties, bacon, poultry, fish, and hot dogs. OSI Group has recently acquired Flagship Europe, a company that supplies frozen chicken, pies, mayonnaise, dressings, sauces, and sous vide products to the UK foodservice market.
Following the acquisition of Calder Foods, a UK-based supplier of sauces, dips, sandwich fillings, marinades, and mayonnaise, Flagship Europe extended its presence in the food-to-go sector. Russell Maddock, Flagship Europe’s Chief Executive Officer, says that the acquisition is an exciting and progressive development. As part of the OSI Group, Flagship Europe will have increased access to resources and global markets and new clients in the global marketplace. That has also helped Flagship Europe to improve its proposition and open up new opportunities in the global marketplace.
David McDonald, OSI Group’s President, and COO said that bringing Flagship Europe aboard will help OSI Group to broaden its presence in Europe. Flagship Europe’s portfolio of products and brands complements OSI Group’s processing strength while increasing its capacity to meet the evolving needs customer needs.
OSI Group has also purchased a storage warehouse and food processing facility in Chicago to extend its presence in the United States. The infrastructure of the 200,000 square foot facility, which formerly belonged to Tyson Foods will support the continued growth of the business. The new facility enhances OSI Group’s capacity to meet rapidly growing customer needs. Kevin Scott, OSI Group’s Executive Vice President in North America says that the new facility will help broaden the company’s manufacturing network. However, terms of the acquisition and type of products that would be processed at the new plant were not disclosed.
About OSI Group
Located in Aurora, Illinois, OSI Group is a premier supplier of value-added protein items to retail brands and foodservice. OSI Group is a privately held corporation running nearly 60 processing facilities in 17 countries. Its bulk of poultry production is through its business unit, OSI China. With time, OSI Group grew to become one of the most influential companies in the global marketplace. It began as Otto & Sons, a small butcher shop, which eventually evolved into OSI Group. Over time, OSI Group has rapidly scaled from a domestic food processing plant to a globally recognized food and meat vendor.
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