In its continuous expansion strategies, OSI Group continues to purchase the strong companies to cater to the demands of its clients. One of such acquisitions is the purchase of Tyson Foods located in Chicago. According to the group’s senior Executive Vice President in North America Kevin Scott, the group has no other alternative rather than finding ways to counter the fast-rising customers’ demands. With 65 facilities spread over 17 countries worldwide, the company will stop at nothing in working to satisfy rich customer base. With the main offices in Aurora, Illinois, the company rose from a small butchery in Oakland, Chicago to the current giant food processor of today. It started as Otto & Sons way back in 1909, and the improvement trend is still ripe since then.
Baho Foods is another manufacturer, who joined the OSI Group in 2016. The acquisition of the European deli meat and snacks maker aimed at improving the accessibility of the Group’s European market. Although Baho Food products are the same as those of OSI Group, the company’s acquisition will help in the distribution. Distribution will be made possible through the five Baho subsidiaries spread across 18 European countries. These companies belonging to Baho have operations in Germany and Netherland, which will strengthen the market base. Through Gelderland Frischwaren, Q Smart Life, Bakx Foods, Vital Convenience, and Henri van de Bilt, the group will achieve its targets in Europe.
Flagship Europe joined the OSI Group chain in 2016. Later named Creative Foods Europe in early 2018, the company caters for frozen poultry, pies, sauces, and other supplemental foods. The collaboration improved flagship’s customer base and market expansion thus enhancing its productivity. In Spain, no acquisition made, but the available plant in Toledo was boosted to increase production. The group spent up to the tune of € 17 Million to upgrade the plant. Upgrading of solid waste and supplies containers, hot water tanks, new shipping hall were some of the upgrades done to the plant.
Additionally, production costs lowered through the installation of a heat recycling system. Electricity cost was a concern, and through this method, the heat produced by refrigerators and production system would heat water. The upgrade of the Toledo plant will give room for production of more products. Additionally, there is an expectation for poultry production to increase from 12,000 tons to 24,000 and together with other products to increase to 45,000 tons annually.