OSI Group: A Global Operation

OSI Group continues to expand by purchasing and merging with other food production companies that share the same goals and values as OSI Group does. OSI Group is a multi billion dollar manufacturer of food products. Last year alone, OSI Group expanded opening up seven new processing facilities across the globe.

OSI Group has goals they are wanting to achieve by expanding. They are committed to providing their clients with the products they are wanting. From organic options to budget friendly products, OSI Group wants to be able to provide their clients ts with all of these products. The only constant similarity in the foods OSI Group offers is that they are all both tasty and healthy.

Not only is OSI Group planning on expanding into 16 countries outside of the US, there are also plans to use a 200,000 square foot facility they purchased from Tyson Foods. The facility is located in Chicago. With this purchase, it will definitely push towards their goal of continued expansion.

OSI Group is expanding internationally as well. The company recently acquired Flagship Europe, which will broaden their presence in Europe. Flagship Europe manufacturers food products such as frozen poultry, pies, sandwich fillings, dips, marinades, sauces, and dressings. OSI Group also acquired Baho Foods in Europe. Baho Foods manufacture similar products. These additions will help OSI Group branch out and fulfill the needs of their clients all across the globe.

While OSI Group is headquartered out of Aurora, Illinois, they maintain global success by keeping their management team at their international plants staffed by local employees. This gives them insight on the local culture, and helps them know exactly what products will be successful in that specific region.

The CEO of OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin, is a part of how the company has grown so successfully all across the globe. He comes from a background of finance and accounting through his education, and always dreamed of owning his own business. OSI Group continues to run as a family owned business, which is how Lavin likes the company to operate, and it will continue to run this way as long as the operation remains successful with this practice.