OSI Food Solutions is a company that is synonymous with helping your favorite restaurant chains and retailer to bring you the food that you love. The chances are that most people have probably at some point, eaten food supplied by the global food wholesaler. The company has a long and distinguished history that started when Otto Kolchowsky opened a small meat shop in the Chicago, Illinois area. That small business has grown to become today’s OSI Food Solutions, a global company operating in seventeen of the world’s nations and boasting over sixty-five facilities. OSI Food Solutions also employs an impressive twenty-thousand plus people, all the while being recognized for still maintaining a family-oriented culture within its business practices. The company is knowns as being a great place to work and is also legendary for its outstanding commitment to customer service. The company’s trajectory has seen a steady expansion since the mid-70s and recent years have been no exception as OSI has had plenty of exciting news come out of its gates.
Major Efforts Toward Increasing European Presence:
OSI Food Solutions has made significant moves in Europe in the last handful of years and these moves range from upgrades to acquisitions. The company recently invested a massive €17 million into the Toledo, Spain processing facility. This influx of cash was pumped into the facility’s production line with the intention of giving the facility and increased processing capacity. The market in Spain, as well as Portugal, has seen a dramatic increase in the demand for chicken and OSI has answered in kind. The massive upgrade has seen a doubling of chicken production from 12 thousand tons per year to 24 thousand. Other major moves in Europe include the acquisitions of two well know wholesale companies. Baho Food and Flagship Europe have become members of the OSI family and have had a profound impact on the company’s footprint in this critical market.
The Award Winning Tradition Continues:
OSI Food Solutions has won many awards over the years and this tradition has continued as of late. The company brought home the Globe of Honour as a recognition of the commitment OSI has made to run its operations in an environmentally sustainable way. This was in 2016 and that same years, OSI’s venerable CEO Sheldon Lavin was given the Global Visionary Award due to the tremendous achievements that he has attained during his long business career.