OSI Food Solutions was created in 1909 as a family owned meat and butcher shop in Aurora, Illinois. They currently operate sixty-five facilities in seventeen countries. They and are one of the largest privately held food processing companies in the world with 6.1 billion in annual revenue. OSI Food Solutions recently purchased a former Tyson Foods plant in Chicago for $7.4 million. The facility is 200,00 square feet and is located close to OSI’s other Chicago facilities. This facility will help enhance the capabilities of the company to meet the needs of their consumers.
OSI Food Solutions recently acquired Flagship Europe, which supplies frozen poultry, pies, mayonnaise, and dressing to the European market. This will add more customers, more products, and larger presence to the European market. OSI also acquired Baho Foods, a Dutch company specializing in meat processing and deli meat. Baho Foods has five subsidiaries and has been in business for sixty years. In an effort to keep up with food production, OSI Food Solutions has doubled its chicken production capacity at a plant in Toledo, Spain. The need for chicken in Spain has increased 8% over the last three years.
A high-capacity production line was added to increase volume from 12,000 tons to 24,000 tons of chicken annually. This brings the total production of the plant to 45,000 tons of chicken, beef, and pork a year. The upgrade included a 22,600 square foot building addition and twenty new employees. OSI Food Solutions was awarded the Globe of Honor by the British Safety Council in 2016. This award was given at Draper Hall in London for excellence in environmental management. To qualify for the award, a company must receive five stars in the British Safety Councils environmental management audit. OSI will continue to expand its products and production capabilities to keep up with food demand.