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OSI Group Brings About A World Of Difference

For more than one hundred years, entrepreneurial food provider, the OSI Group has continued to carry on and escalate its family meat market approach.

Since its launch in Chicago in 1909 as a family meat market, OSI Group has consistently expanded its revolutionary food solutions to reach a global basis. The company accomplishes this through collaborations with global associates who have roots in their communities as well as regional market know-how.

At the present time, OSI Global has more than 60 facilities in 16 countries offering products that consist of meat patties, bacon, pizza, fish, pork, vegetables and more.

OSI Group works on customer’s specifications for made to order products through its partnerships and research and development staff.

For example, one well-known partnership is with McDonald’s as the OSI Group began supplying beef to them in 1955.

According to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon Lavin, the company has a unique, family culture that concentrates on longevity with employees as well as recognition for its food safety.

In addition, OSI Global advances through acquisitions. Earlier this year, the company acquired its second Chicago facility, a 200,000 square foot food processing facility and storage warehouse, which was formerly operated by Tyson Foods.

OSI Group also acquired Baho Food, a private Dutch company which manufactures convenience foods, deli meats and snacks with a focus on the food service and retail segments.

Through its five subsidiaries, Baho Food, operates plants in Germany and the Netherlands and supplies customers across 18 European countries.

In December 2016, the OSI Group announced it would add to the company’s broader presence in Europe with the acquisition of Flagship Europe from the Flagship Food Group.

According to OSI Group executives, Flagship Europe’s products and brands balance OSI’s processing strong points and at the same time broaden customer’s evolving needs.

Flagship Europe’s extensive range of products include frozen poultry, pies as well as mayonnaise, sauces and dressings.

As the company continues to invest in future growth, it has been recognized as new to the Top 100 List of Food and Beverage Companies in the World. It also ranked #58 on the 2016 Forbes List of largest private companies.

In addition, OSI Food Solutions UK received the esteemed Globe of Honour Award for 2016 from the British Safety Council for worthy administration of environmental risks.