OSI Group is a supplier of protein foods and has continued to expand in many countries worldwide. The Aurora based group has taken several steps to increase its production capacity and to reach a wider market.
One of the steps it has taken is the purchase of one of Tyson Foods group based in Chicago at 4201 S. The group used to produce prepared meals for different clients including the hospitality industry. The prepared meals included chicken cordon bleu, tempura chicken, crepes, sauces, omelets, soups and crepes. Since this facility was not able to meet the demands of its clients which kept on changing, it got sold to OSI Group and remained with two more facilities.
According to the North American OSI Group senior executive vice president Kevin Scott, the purchase of the $ 7.7 million facility is a big uplift for OSI since it will convenience the production of the group.
In addition, the group acquired Flagship Europe which used to supply the UK foodservice market with pies, frozen poultry and sous vide products. Flagship found the acquisition as a development and an opportunity for the group to get new clients as part of the OSI Group. This will also increase its share market.
On the other hand, the acquisition of the Flagship Europe increased the presence of OSI Group to Europe as revealed by the group’s president and COO, David McDonald. The variety that Flagship used to produce will complement what OSI provides making it easier to satisfy the evolving needs of its customers.
As a group, OSI has had many achievements some of which have been awarded while others had been for growth purposes. The group took part in the UK competition for environmental management which required participants to have achieved the maximum five stars from the period of August 2015- July 2016 in British Council’s audit scheme. The competition attracted many participants globally.
Among the 18 organizations presented with the Globe of Honor Award for environmental excellence in 2016, OSI was part of them. The Awards were presented at Draper’s Hall in London on 25th November 2016. The group was congratulated by Lynda Armstrong of British Safety Council who is its OBE and Chairperson.OSI’s Sheldon Lavin Receives Global Visionary Award.
The competition aims at promoting more sustainable operations by organizations to protect the environment and promote the health of the people living around their areas of operation. The winners of this award are those who portray the best environmental practices during their period in operation. OSI Group Acquires Flagship Europe.