OSI Industries, the largest food producer in the world, has been focusing on domestic and international expansion programs in recent years. Under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin, the company has been growing steadily since the 1970s. He has been directing resources towards the expansion of the business. There has been a couple of notable acquisitions and purchases made to achieve the expansion goal. Lavin wants to see the company’s products reach all corners of the globe. Currently, OSI is operating in 17 countries and has opened 65 production plants.
OSI Industries started by expanding its local market in the United States. The headquarters of this company is in Aurora, Illinois. To meet the increasing demand for food in the United States, they acquired a food plant that was formerly owned by Tyson Foods. The food plant measures 200,000 square feet which means that OSI now has more space to produce more food. Although this food pant was designed for poultry food products, it can still be used for other products by OSI Industries.
OSI Group has focused its eyes on the European market through the acquisition of essential food companies in the region. Flagship Europe, which generally operates in the United Kingdom is among the latest additions of OSI Group. The company has since been renamed Creative Foods to boost the brand in the market. After the acquisition, both companies are expected to gain immensely from the deal. OSI would benefit from a new market while Creative Foods would benefit from the ability to serve their customers more effectively. To know more about the company click here.
OSI Industries has expanded its plant in Spain to produce more chicken products. In the latest expansion, the company has added a high-production capacity line that will double production of chicken products, from 12,000 tons to 24,000 tons annually. With this expansion, the facility will now be producing over 45,000 tons of food annually.
The expansion of the Toledo plant has been done using the latest sustainability methods. The plant has reduced its energy consumption by 20 percent after installing renewable energy equipment. There is a heat recycling system which will be used for production purposes.