How OSI Group Has Recently Expanded In Europe

OSI Group, LLC is a global supplier of custom food products that they create in food processing plants around the world. It’s based in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and it was established in 1909. For many years this company was known as Otto & Sons but it was renamed in the 1970s to its present name. Their food is ultimately sold in restaurants as well as in grocery stores which sell them as their own brand.

OSI Group is wholly owned by its chief executive officer, Sheldon Lavin. He bought half of this company in the 1970s and later acquired the other half. The other top executive of this company is David McDonald who is the president and chief operating officer. Both of them are also on the board of directors for this firm.

OSI Group has been expanding their presence in Europe since the 1980s. In 2016 they bought two large food processing companies whose products and facilities were a great match for their company. The first purchase occurred in August 2016 when they bought Baho Foods. This company was based in The Netherlands and had food processing facilities in both that country and in Germany. Later in the year they bought Flagship Europe which had its headquarters in the United Kingdom and all of its facilities in that nation. The terms weren’t disclosed on either deal. President David McDonald said in both cases that the purchases gave his firm a broader presence in Europe and their products lined up very well with what OSI Group already offered.

At OSI Group they are serious about their commitment to keeping their business activities negative effects on the environment to a minimum. This dedication was rewarded in 2016 by the British Safety Council. Their subsidiary OSI Food Solutions UK was granted the Globe of Honour for their efforts to minimize environmental risks in that nation. The path to this award was arduous as they had to get all five stars in the environmental management audit that the British Safety Council has devised.

When describing why OSI Group was able to earn the Globe of Honour, the chief executive of the British Safety Council, Mike Robinson, credited the management of OSI Group. He said that you can pass laws to require environmental compliance but really its the leadership of the business that results in achieving excellence when it comes to environmental stewardship.

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