The OSI Group continues to grow on a global scale as they strategically acquire food companies that complement and enhance their own capabilities which are extensive. In the past year, they have brought online seven new facilities for production in various locations around the world.
OSI Group provides a comprehensive array of services in the food industry and it includes everything from processing to developing new products in accordance with local traditions. They are among the world’s leaders as they partner with top industry retailers and food service brands.
David McDonald is the President of OSI Group and details the strategy behind their growth initiatives. It isn’t merely about adding capacity it’s also about helping their customers increase their business too. By helping them develop and produce quality products with healthy demand, OSI Group improves their own bottom line with increased sales as well. This ability to develop strategic partnerships are a key aspect that sets apart OSI Group from ordinary competitors.
McDonald gives great credit to OSI’s CEO Sheldon Lavin for the energy and entrepreneurial spirit that he brings to the organization. This pattern of growth that OSI Group has exhibited throughout their history with Lavin has led to more and more choices for customers and their global presence is now in 17 countries. Some of these choices include organic foods and premium products for those customers who desire the highest quality. The one consistency that OSI Group emphasizes is the food must be tasty and nutritious.
The recent purchase of a former Tyson Foods plant in Chicago is one example of OSI’s expansion in the U.S. and this acquisition adds an additional 200,000 square feet of production capacity to their considerable holdings in the country. With their growing portfolio of facilities and continued expansion in quality and production abilities, OSI Group has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the world’s largest privately held companies.
Europe is another area in which OSI Group is expanding as evidenced by their acquisition of Flagship Europe from the Flagship Food Group. This increases their presence in Europe and complements OSI’s efforts in processing to give them an opportunity to gain market share.
An innovation that is displayed by OSI Group and is a hallmark of their operations is their sensitivity to local culture and traditions wherever they operate across the globe. This is in keeping with their entrepreneurial spirit and it details their view on the importance of avoiding the trap of one-size-fits-all across a diverse globe.
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