OSI Group Makes Three Major Purchases

OSI Group is a privately held company, has become one of America’s Top 100 food companies., and operates in 16 countries. Headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, it is a holding company of meat processors that service the food service and retail industries. Their own products include hot dogs, bacon, breakfast sausage, meat patties, pizza, poultry, fish, and vegetable products.

OSI has acquired three other food companies in order to create an even larger global presence and a broader manufacturing network.

Tyson Foods plant in Chicago

In June 2016, OSI bought this 200,000-square-foot plant for $7.4 million. Tyson Foods had announced that there would be a loss of 480 jobs when it had to shut down the facility by October 1, 2016. On June 2, which was the final day of production at the plant, approximately 250 employees remained, and OSI offered many of them employment.

This plant is located near OSI’s other Chicago facilities and will support continued business growth. Tyson Foods had previously made prepared meals, chicken cordon bleu, meatballs, tempura chicken, crepes, soups, omelets, and sauces. Tyson’s plant which makes steaks, and its offices are still in operation.

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Baho Food

In August 2016, OSI acquired Baho Food, a Dutch manufacturer of deli meats, convenience foods, and snacks in order to give OSI a broader European presence. Baho has five subsidiaries with processing plants in the Netherlands and Germany that serve customers in 18 European countries. Baho’s team of managers will remain in the business and work with OSI to develop a growth strategy and offer customers a broader product portfolio.

Flagship Europe

In December 2016, OSI acquired this Denver, Colorado, supplier of sous vide products, frozen poultry, pies sauces, mayonnaise, and dressings to the UK food service market. Flagship Europe had also extended its presence in the food-to-go sector following its acquisition of Calder Foods, a UK-based supplier of marinades, sandwich fillings, sauces, dips, and mayonnaise.

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