OSI Industries has been working to expand its operations for many years, and in 2016, the company purchased a Tyson Foods processing facility and storage warehouse that Tyson Foods was abandoning. The facility measures out to over 20,000 square feet and is located close to another existing OSI facility, which will help to build the company’s overall infrastructure. The needs of OSI’s existing customer base are rapidly changing, and the new facility will help to meet those needs. Kevin Scott, the senior executive vice president for OSI in North America, commented that the purchase will definitely help to broaden the reach of its network.
OSI Industries also recently acquired Baho Food, which is a food company that focuses on manufacturing deli meats, snacks, and other convenience foods and will help to give OSI a greater amount of offerings in the European market. David McDonald, president and COO of OSI, commented that the acquisition of the company will help to reach a new markets in Europe. Baho Food owns a spread of subsidiaries in Europe with locations in Germany and the Netherlands. Its subsidiaries include Vital Convenience, Gelderland Frischwaren, Henri van de Bilt, and more. John Balvers, managing director of Baho Food, revealed that he was happy to be working with OSI Industries and feels that both of the companies will be able to offer one another something unique.
OSI Industries has continued its European expansion by purchasing Flagship Europe, which is a European company that offers United Kingdom customers sous vide products, pies, frozen poultry mayonnaise, sauces, dressings, and condiments. In purchasing Flagship Europe, OSI also gains Calder Foods, because that company was acquired by Flagship earlier on in the same year. The purchase will help OSI but will also greatly help Flagship Europe because the company will have access to a global market and will also have a greater presence in Europe.
OSI Industries was founded in 1909 and has been on a mission of expansion ever since the 1970’s. Its leadership includes president, David McDonald, and CEO, Sheldon Lavin. OSI expects to continue its expansion into new markets along with growing its offerings for its existing customer base.