OSI Group is a private company that supplies food products to the retail and food service industries. OSI is one of the top 100 food firms in the US today. They are one of the top companies because of their commitment to providing quality services to their customers by offering custom food solutions according to their needs. They also have vast experience in the food supply and meat processing which is why they are relied upon to deliver.
The British Safety Council awarded the OSI Group with a Globe of Honor Award for 2016 two months ago. The award ceremony was held at Draper’s Hall in London. Less than 20 organizations received the award last year. The award is presented to firms that have satisfied the council’s standard of environmental risk management. An organization must get a 5-star rating from the council after an audit that is conducted at the organization’s facilities for it to be considered for the award.
Lynda Armstrong is the chair of the British Safety Council. Lynda congratulated OSI Food Solutions and the other companies that won the award for their efforts towards environmental protection. Mike Robinson is the environmental manager for the OSI Group. He pointed out that businesses that wanted to meet their environmental goals needed to have transformative leadership.
OSI announced that they had acquired Baho Food in August of last year. It is a Dutch manufacturer of deli meats, convenience foods, and snacks. David McDonald who is the Chief Operating Officer and President of OSI Group said that Baho’s products and services complemented the processing strengths of OSI Group. He added that both companies would work together to serve their customers better.
John Balvers is the managing director of Baho Food. He said that executives at both companies would collaborate to develop growth strategies. He finished by stating that their customers would be able to get more products because of the combined strengths of the two organizations.
OSI completed the purchase of a former Tyson Foods plant in Chicago mid-last year. OSI acquired the plant at $7.4 million. The facility had stopped its production on 2nd June. Tyson Foods had announced that they would be closing the plant in November 2015 and that close to 500 jobs would be lost. Many of the remaining employees were offered employment when OSI group bought the facility. Kevin Scott is the senior vice president for OSI North America. Kevin stated that the 200,000-square-foot facility would help the company meet the evolving demands of its customers in the area.