The past five years have been an extremely busy time for the global food distribution company OSI Group. The company has been using that time to focus on massive expansions of both its domestic and foreign operations. The company’s long-serving CEO Sheldon Lavin was the main man behind the initial expansion of the company and he continues to lead that charge today. This is evidenced by a handful of recent moves that OSI Group has made that promise to increase the firm’s overall global reach by a great deal. Expansion in OSI Group’s home area of Chicago is one of the most notable recent moves the firm has made on its domestic front. The two hundred thousand square foot former Tyson food processing plant is now under OSI operation.
OSI has also expanded the plants capacity to process more than just poultry products. European expansion has also been chief among the goals at OSI Group these last five or so years. Those expansion activities have included the acquisitions of Flagship Europe, a UK company that is known for distributing poultry products, sauces and pies. That same year, OSI also gained control of the Dutch food business Baho Food. OSI’s Spanish expansion efforts have also been quite notable. The biggest activity in this regard has been massive upgrades to the processing facility the company has in Toledo, Spain.
The upgrades done at this facility have doubled the output of chicken products in a region where this increase was greatly needed. There has been a constant increase in the demand for poultry in Spain as well as Portugal over the last five years. These are the areas that the Toledo facility serves. All of these moves are a telling sign of why OSI Group is so successful today. The company is one of the worlds most well-regarded suppliers of customized food solutions to the food service sector. As of 2018 the company is operating in seventeen different countries and has a total of 65 processing facilities. The success is a huge testament to the dedication of Sheldon Lavin and his team at OSI.