OSI Food Solutions is a food processing company in the U.S. It also has a presence in 17 other countries. It is widely known for the production of meat products. However, in recent years, it has shown attempts to venture into other food products.
OSI is a top company in the United States and appears on the Forbes list as one of the highest valued private businesses in the country. It appears at number 58 out of the top 100 and has a value of $6 billion. CEO Sheldon Lavin, the longest-serving executive in this company, leads it. He joined OSI in 1975 as a managing partner.
OSI Food Solutions is taking its expansion initiatives seriously. In recent years, it has shown that it is ready to provide the best food products to its customers around the world. The company has been keen on consumer trends to pick the ones which are likely to create a room for growth. For instance, there is the expansion that has taken in the OSI Food Solutions plant in Spain. The plant, located in Toledo, has been expanded to meet the increasing demand for chicken products in this region.
In the past ten years, consumer data from this region has shown a steady improvement in the number of people consuming chicken products. There has been six percent increase for the better part of the decade, but in the final years, demand has increased to eight percent. The increase in demand for chicken products has prompted the management to take action. The plant has seen an additional twenty-two thousand square feet. After the expansion, the plant will have the capacity to produce double the amount of chicken products. Before the expansion, yearly production capacity was 12,000 tons. Now, the expected production capacity will be 24,000 tons.
The expansion of the OSI Food Solutions facility in Spain has created opportunities for the local community. Twenty new job positions have been created to handle the improved production operations. The total number of workers in this plant has jumped to 160. A key position of product development manager is one of those created.
OSI Food Solution has kept its operations strictly within the allowed practices. It has even gone ahead to take measures that encourage sustainability and environmental conservation. In the expansion of the plant in Toledo, the company has utilized systems which recycle heat. Such sustainability measures will keep the company going for a long time