What once was a small family-owned meat market is now one of the largest meat processing companies in the world. OSI Group, a food solutions provider headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, has over 60 locations in more than 15 locations. Their latest facility addition in Toledo, Spain was announced in the Premier Gazette on March 1st, 2018. The new building is estimated at 22,000 and more square feet with a lounge, storage area, production space, refrigerated room, and kitchen for product development. New hire positions were added to increase its workforce power and to improve security systems that protect the premises and employees.
OSI Group opened its newest facility, OSI Food Solutions Spain with an increased capacity production line that produces 45,000 tons of chicken, beef and pork. That’s more than a 50 percent increase compared their overall production of an estimated 20,000 tons in previous years at other plants. Jose Maria del Rio, the Managing Director said he’s seen a higher demand for chicken products in Portugal and Spain over the past 10 years. In the past three years, growths increased to eight percent each year.
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The Toledo plant employs 160 employees with 20 new jobs including a development manager position responsible for developing and improving their line of products. Improvements comprise of surveillance systems and stricter perimeter accessibility. Indoor cameras are throughout the building to ensure protection and quality assurance. The mission of OSI Group is to continuously enhance environmental risk management and to reduce waste and energy consumption in all their facilities.
Sheldon Lavin, Chief Executive Officer oversees daily operations of the OSI Group based in the United States. He has been with the company for over 20 years and sits on the Board of Directors as Chairman. David McDonald, the President and Levine are responsible for leading the business to global expansion over the past 25 years. OSI is recognized as one of the largest meat processing companies in the world that produces processed sausage, chicken, dough, bacon, and meat patties. Beginning as a small market, the manufacturer is now serving thousands of fast food franchises and grocery establishments.
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Since that time OSI Group, now headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, has grown into a privately held company that has offices and facilities in 17 countries around the world and employs more than 20,000 people. The company is led by their Chief Executive Officer, Sheldon Lavin.
OSI Group processes food that is sold in restaurants and in grocery stores as their private label brand. In addition to various types of processed meat, OSI Group also supplies fruits, vegetables, pizzas, fish, and other products. The company has 65 facilities that process food which are located in several places around the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Australia.
In 2016 OSI Group was recognized by the British Safety Council due to their excellent management of environmental risks. The company was awarded the illustrious Globe of Honour Award which was given to only 18 companies that year. To achieve the award a company has to earn five out of five stars in the environmental management audit that the British Safety Council performs. Additionally, the company must show an independent panel of experts that they have stringent environmental practices in every area of their business.
With annual revenue of $6.1 billion, OSI Group is the 58th largest private company in the United States.