Most individuals are unaware they have been enjoying OSI Industries products for decades. The company is based out of Illinois, but has a global reach providing jobs and food throughout the world. The focus of OSI Industries are protein items, often packaged and available across the globe. Some items are served at restaurants worldwide. The corporation is privately held under Sheldon Lavin the CEO and President David McDonald. The current reach of the company encompasses seventeen countries.
In 2016, OSI Industries acquired the controlling interest in a Dutch Company called Baho Food. The company provides food to eighteen European countries. The expansion through Europe continued with the purchase of Flagship Europe. This company produces condiments, pies and poultry. Further expansion was established in Germany and Spain. OSI has also expanded domestically. A Chicago Food plant originally operated by Tyson Foods in Chicago was purchased in 2016. OSI increased their production, saved 500 jobs and paid $7.4 million for the facility.
OSI Industries has remained on top through economic turmoil with a combination of precise marketing and careful product development. David McDonald believes engaging the local consumer base is the key. The tastes are dependent on the specific culture. This means the company must be responsive to these tastes to succeed. There are a lot of considerations for food production including the price and the way the ingredients are sourced. Some markets place a value on organic or natural foods, while others want the best possible price. OSI has achieved the right balance to provide the correct foods for each market.
OSI was able to succeed with their worldwide expansion because they have standardized their production. This ensures the food is high quality and safe. The newest technologies are used at the manufacturing facilities. X-ray equipment and metal detectors find and eliminate any foreign objects during the production process. This commitment is the reason the company has held their position internationally. Every manufacturing plant has conformed to specific regulations.
OSI Industries may be large, but they are far from impersonal. They have established community connections everywhere they operate. This includes important relationships with Ronald McDonald House and Feeding America. This establishes a beneficial relationship between OSI, their employees and their customers.