OSI Food Solutions is a global food company that is ran in the United States and is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. The company recently made a move in Europe, which will allow it to reach new customers. This move was the acquisition of Flagship Europe, which is a food company that provides customers in the United Kingdom with pies, sous vide products, frozen poultry, dressings, sauces, marinades, and more. The purchase was described as “exciting” and a “progressive development” by Flagship Europe’s chief executive, Russell Maddock. David McDonald, OSI’s president and chief operating officer, commented that the acquisition will give OSI a broader presence in Europe. OSI Food Solutions also made another move in Europe that will certainly help the company reach more customers with the food products they desire.
This took place in its Toledo, Spain facility where the company invested €17 million in various upgrades. One of the most important upgrades made to the facility was a new high-capacity production line, which will allow it to process double the amount of chicken and chicken products as it had before. This means the facility can now process 24,000 tons of poultry every year. The upgrades now make it possible for the plant to process over 45,000 tons of pork, beef, and poultry products, and the plant will be adding 20 new employment opportunities to locals. OSI Food Solutions also added plenty of other upgrades, which will help to make the facility more efficient.
Jose Maria del Rio, the company’s managing director in Spain, commented that the upgrades took place in order to meet a growing demand in the region for chicken products. He went further and commented about how it is expected that this demand will continue to grow over the years. OSI will now be more than ready to meet all of the needs of its customers in Spain and the surrounding regions. OSI Food Solutions was founded in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky. He had immigrated to the United States from Germany and started out his company as a small meat market inn Chicago. OSI now has more than 65 facilities all over the world and is employing over 20,000 people.
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