OSI Group, the world’s leader in the global food processing industry, continues its interest in acquiring major food processing companies throughout the international market that helps with an exemplary record for manufacturing products. OSI Group remains steadfast in looking for opportunities to expand its portfolio in a way that enhances the exceptional standards for maintaining the highest level of quality products and efficient production.
The acquisition of the former Tyson Foods plant and storage warehouse on the south side of Chicago for $7.4 million in 2016 was seen as a dominant step by the company to continue its continued business practices. The 200,000-square foot facility is a stone step away from another building owned by the company. The investment provides OSI Group a significant opportunity to re-invest in the neighborhood and provide the type of infrastructure that will sustain the much needed business growth in the area. “This facility enhances our capabilities to meet the rapidly evolving needs of our customers,” said Kevin Scott, Senior Executive Vice President – OSI North America. “We are excited to have this facility as part of the broader OSI manufacturing network.”
The company now plans to expand even further with its operations in Toledo, Spain. OSI Group recently announced an expansion for processing 24,000 tons of chicken products at a new 22,600-square foot facility. The expansion also allows for adding a new production line to increase pork and beef products. Once in full operation, the production line will produce a combined total of 45,000 tons of meat products and employ new workers with an increase in the production staff. “This plant extension is in response to the fast-growing demand for chicken products in Spain and Portugal,” said José María del Río, managing director of OSI Spain. “Demand for chicken items in this area has seen more than six percent average annual growth over the last decade and eight percent average annual growth for the last three years. We are anticipating continued growth of this demand, and we are ready for it.”
As a privately held company, OSI group is regarded in the food processing industry as a leader for providing value-based products and protein-rich selections to numerous food service outlets worldwide, as well as popular retail store brands, such as Subway, Papa John’s Pizza and Pizza Hut. For decades, the company has won numerous awards. In 2016, OSI Group won the California Green Business Award and was awarded the Globe of Honour by the British Safety Council.
OSI Group is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois and has more than 20,000 employees worldwide. With the recent expansions, the company now has business operations with 65 facilities in 17 countries.
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