OSI Group has its head offices in Aurora, Illinois. The company is the world leader when it comes to providing value-added protein items including other food types. The company has other 65 facilities operating in 17 nations. For the last two years, OSI Group has been aggressively enlarging its operations. In the summer of 2016, the organization bought a food processing facility as well as a storage warehouse in Chicago. The warehouse was under the management of Tyson Foods. The plant involves 20,000 square feet and is located at a convenient place near another OSI property.
This purchase makes OSI continue expanding into the future.The demands and needs of OSI customers keep changing at a high rate. The additional space that the new facility brings in will help the company to meet these needs, senior executive vice-president of OSI North America, Kevin Scott says. The company was so excited to have the facility as part of it. Tyson had been using the facility for preparing its food operations, but they will be closing it in 2015 as well as another one in Jefferson, Wisconsin. Tyson is closing up these facilities to concentrate on improving its productivity.
In its quest to increase the number of facilities, OSI Group in 2016 acquired a significant stake in Baho Foods which manufactures deli meats. In addition to this, Baho produces convenience foods that offer products to food service companies and retailers. Baho foods will help OSI Europe to increase its visible presence in Europe according to the chief operating officer and president of OSI David McDonald. Currently, Baho foods produces the kind of foods that OSI can process, but Baho will assist OSI to improve its expansion of the products that clients expect from OSI. Baho Foods has five subsidiaries, and the five have processing plants located in Germany and the Netherlands. The subsidiaries include Bakx Foods, Q Smart Life, Vital Convenience, Gelderland Frischwaren, and Henri van de Bilt. OSI Group plans to utilize the expertise of the managers of the plants to expand its operations including the managing director, John Balvers.