The Expansion of OSI Industries

The management of the organization has focused on expansion in the last few years. One of the strategies that the leadership adopted was the acquisition of food processing companies such as Tyson Foods. The acquired firm was situated in Chicago and also served as a storage warehouse. Its closeness to OSI Industries and the 20,000 square feet dimension were some of the features that made the facility to be suitable for its use. The expansion was expected to increase the firm’s production capacity and the market size for its food products. North America’s Vice-president of the company pointed out that the purchase was also part of its objective to meet the changing customer needs. A representative of Tyson revealed that the facility would end its operations in 2015. According to him, the move was meant to improve productivity.

OSI Industries is headquartered in Illinois. It is the largest provider of value-added proteins and several other foods around the globe. Currently, the firm has 65 facilities spread out across the world. In 2016, the company acquired Baho Foods. The acquired firm specializes in snacks and deli meats. The value of the acquisition was not disclosed to the members of the public. According to the organization’s President, Mr. McDonald, the purchase was meant to increase the food provider’s presence in Europe. Baho Foods has several subsidiaries situated in Germany and the Netherlands. The facilities distribute the firm’s products to 18 countries. The leading food provider decided to work with the leaders of the Baho Foods that were believed to be helpful in growing the company. For example, John Balvers who acts as a managing director.

According to the managing director, working with OSI Industries was a great opportunity. One of the factors that have contributed to the growth of OSI Industries is maintaining good relationships with its customers over the years. Mr. Balvers expressed his confidence that the partnership would make it easy to cater to the changing needs of the customers by increasing the number of products available. The food provider also purchased a US-based firm called Flagship Europe. As part of a rebranding initiative, it was renamed as Creative Foods Europe earlier this year.