Osi Group is a privately owned company based in Aurora, Illinois. The global supplier and manufacturer of food products have continued to grow under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin, the company’s CEO. The company started as Otto & Sons before rebranding to Osi in 1975. The company specializes in the provision of meat products to world leading food retailers and food service centers worldwide. The company aims to expand its services and supply of custom food brands to any place in the world. With the addition of new facilities, infrastructure, experienced team, and financial resources, the company can develop, create and distribute food solutions seamlessly.
Acquisition of Baho
In August 2016, Osi Group acquired Baho Foods to increase its market share in the European meat market. David McDonald, the chief operating officer as well as president of Osi, outlined that the Baho’s acquisition will enhance the company presence in Europe. Baho is a manufacturer of snacks, meat products, and other convenience foods. Baho’s products and its various brands add to OSI’s processing strength and broaden its capabilities to provide quality services and products to evolving customers’ needs.
Baho Food adds the five subsidiaries alongside its processing plants in the Netherlands and Germany to OSI Group ever-expanding facilities. The subsidiaries have the presence in over 18 European countries. The companies include Vital Convenience, Henri van de Bilt , Bakx Foods, Q Smart Life, and Gelderland Frischwaren. John Balvers, the MD of Baho, expressed his excitement on joining a world leader in food processing.
Purchase of Tyson Foods Plant
OSI Group also bought in June 2016. The deal was about $7.4.OSI offered to employ the remaining employees at the plant. According to Kevin Scott, who is the senior executive VP for OSI in North America, the Tyson plant in Chicago offers the group additional infrastructure useful for business growth.
OSI encourages the entrepreneurial spirit in the organization. Its continued development around the world makes the company one of the leading worldwide supplier and distributor of meat products. It has a vibrant global network with over 65 facilities in over 17 countries such the United States, China, UK, Germany, Australia, Spain among others. The company offers employment to over 20,000 people around the world.
In November 2016, OSI received the Honor Award for the year 2016 from British Safety Council. The Council recognized OSI due to the company’s excellence in environmental risks management. Osi was one of the 18 organizations around the world who scored five stars in environment management evaluation.