OSI Industries exploded onto the international scene due to its working relationship with McDonald’s. OSI began as one of several hundred meat suppliers to the power house restaurant chain. Over the years their innovations set them apart from other manufacturers and they eventually became the primary supplier of meat patties to McDonald’s. OSI eventually developed the capabilities to accommodate other types of food industry operators. They have a client list that includes Pizza Hut, Papa John’s Pizza, Starbucks and Subway. OSI currently manufactures other products beside meat patties that include hot dogs, bacon, fish, pizza, poultry and vegetables.
OSI Industries’ influence in the food manufacturing industry continues to grow as they have reached out and acquired other companies to diversify their production capabilities. Baho Foods and Flagship Food Group were two acquisitions made by OSI in order to strengthen their presence in Europe. Each of these companies bring a unique product manufacturing line that will allow OSI to have a bigger hand in the market share.
Flagship Food Group’s product line includes frozen poultry, Oliver James pies, dressings and mayonnaise. They have been a long-time supplier of products throughout the UK. The relationship with OSI Industries will allow them to expand their reach and develop their own acquisitions, which includes Calder Foods. Calder Foods produces a line of sandwich fillings and dips.
Baho Foods has five subsidiary companies of its own that operate in the Netherlands and Germany. They offer products such as, convenience foods snacks and deli meats. The Baho Food staff will remain in place in order to continue their operation as expected. Baho Foods is excited to use the new resources that come along with having a multi-billion-dollar company as a partner.
OSI Industries also acquired Tyson Foods. Tyson Foods is a Chicago-based food manufacturer that has been in business for many years. OSI purchased Tyson Foods for 7.4 million dollars. The acquisition saved hundreds of jobs at the plant. There were an estimated 480 employees expected to be without work if the purchase was not made. Some of these employees were offered lateral positions with in the OSI team.
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