OSI Idustries is a world leader in quality products and custom solutions for the food industries. The company was founded in 1909 in Aurora, Illinois and are for profit. They have different names such as OSI Industries, OSI North America. Many world leading brands regard them as a premium International food provider. They deliver quality products while making sure that the process of making them in streamlined. They have expanded in countries such as the Philippines, acquired another facility in Chicago and created an automated hands-free facility.
Recently, OSI has made plans to expand their business in the food manufacturing industry that correlate with their value and goals. In the last year, the company has opened seven facilities that expand across the globe. David McDonald is the groups President, group and success for the company is ambition of his. He encourages good business, he wants the suppliers to be happier, as well as the consumers to satisfy them. McDonald said, The constant variable is that the food is both “healthy and tasty,. He wants to offer people a wider variety of options as well as make the food “more significant”. The company plans to work in 16 other countries. First, they would like to be established in Europe. They bought out Flagship Europe, which means they are in control of their poultry, pies, sandwich fillings, dips marinades, sauces and dressings. If successful, OSI could be a huge presence in the European continent. Baho Food, is a dutch food producer and they have recently joined OSI. Their subsidiaries operate in Germany as well as the Netherlands with their power plants and serve 18 countries.
In their, Aurora, Illinois headquarters, OSI recognizes the companies they do business with oversees will do a better job of satisfying local customer. They realize they can’t have the exact same products for every reason due to cultural differences. Sheldon Lavin, the CEO of OSI group, has an educational background finances. That education made him want to pursue owning a business and expand it. He was a financial consultant who arranged the first meat facility of Otto Kolschowsky and his sons. That relationship create a gate to owning more of OSI. Lavin says innovation is a part of who he is but OSI gave him more motivation. He made the company into a family, which was a better way of doing business. His management has created 65 facilities in 17 countries.
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