OSI Group Making Headlines Acquiring Big Companies

Who is OSI Group?

OSI is a globally recognized food provider. It is a successful business that has been helping brands reach the consumer all over the world. The company was founded by a man named Otto Kolschowsky in 1909. Called Otto & Sons at the time in Chicago, it was only a small butcher shop back then. The company continued to grow in time reaching Europe in 1978 and South America a mere two years later. Over the next three decades, the company continued to reach more and more consumers. They stretched into Taiwan, Austria, China, Mexico, Philippines, Hungary, Poland, Australia and more. Just recently OSI Group has picked up three more facilities. This is just a few things to add to the long list of accomplishments.

Baho Food

Baho Food is a large company that worked out of the Netherlands and Germany. They have been in business for over 60 years total before being bought out. They have five different secondary companies they control. These include Q Smart Life, Henri van de Bilt, Bital Convenience, Gelderland Frischwaren and Bakx Foods. They are large in a total of 18 countries found in Europe. One good thing to come out of all this is that OSI intends on keeping the staff.

Tyson Food Plant

In 2016 The OSI Group decided to buy the old Tyson Plant out of Chicago, Illinois. The sale was looked at as life-saving to many people in the city of Chicago. Tyson had already made it clear that they would be closing the plant down. The plant held jobs to almost 500 people in Chicago. It had over 200,000 square feet of space and had been operating for many years in the city. Many would be losing their jobs with the shutdown. With this purchase, those that are still employed at the plant could very well keep their jobs. Also, it could offer even more jobs for those that had left or others in need.

Flagship Europe

With the purchase of Flagship Europe, OSI Group has made a bigger presence in Europe. OSI Group needed it for their expansion. Flagship Europe was a frozen food supplier based out of the UK. It was in business for over 60 years and supplied to 16 different countries with a total of over 60 facilities. They provide different products including pies, frozen poultry and more.

The OSI Group has been in business for a very long time but just recently it has begun to expand even more. It is always on the lookout for more opportunities. As seen with the recent occurrences, it could help the facilities it obtains. They help to gain employment and other opportunities for the towns they are expanding to.

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