OSI Food Solutions: Expanding to Serve the World
August 24, 2018
From its start in 1909, in Aurora, Illinois, as Otto Kolschowski’s neighborhood meat market, OSI Food Solutions has grown to over 65 food processing facilities employing more than 17,000 people worldwide. With the demand for fast-food poultry products greater than ever before, supplying consumer demand for chicken nuggets and patties led OSI to double its worldwide production capacity for poultry. The company bought the former Tyson Foods plant in Chicago, increasing its ability to meet the demands of Burger King, McDonald’s, Papa John’s Pizza, and Starbucks coffee houses.
In 2017, OSI Food Solutions spent $20 million to increase poultry production at their facility in Toledo, Spain. Processing capacity doubled from 12,000 tons per year to 24,000 tons. The newly expanded poultry production line joins in increasing total production at the plant to 45,000 tons of beef, pork and chicken products, along with the 20 new jobs added to the existing 140 employee workforce. According to the Managing Director of OSI Spain, Jose Maria del Rio, demand for poultry nuggets and patties has grown 6 percent a year for the decade preceding three years ago, and 8 percent a year since. He declared that OSI Food Solutions in Spain anticipates a continued growth in demand and intends to be ready to meet it.
The OSI Spain expansion adds over 22,000 square feet of building space and an additional 20 employees. This includes new shipping, receiving, and production areas, as well as an employee social area. OSI President David McDonald added that the expansion allows OSI to support the growth of long-term customers as well as adding new items to their product line. The new high-efficiency equipment allows the expanded plant to use 20 percent less energy than before. To further increase their European presence, OSI Food Solutions bought out Dutch company Baho Foods, which expanded their reach into Germany and the Netherlands.
With OSI Food Solutions expansions and acquisitions, the company has positioned itself to supply future demand.
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