OSI Group has been in the Food and Beverage industry for over 100 years after its foundation in the year 1909. It first started operating in Aurora, Illinois as a small shop serving meat to its customers. The company has since grown to become a market leader and the leading provider of value-added protein items and other food products to retailers and distributors.
OSI Group, formerly known as OSI Industries, Inc has provided job opportunities to over 100,000 people in all of its 65 current locations across the globe. CEO of OSI Group Sheldon Lavin is responsible for most of the company’s success and growth over the years with his strategic market-focus approach. Sheldon’s experience and emphasis on green innovations have seen the company rise to become a dominant force in the global market.
With operations in over 17 counties, OSI Group continues to expand and grow while providing its customers with leading-edge food solutions. The company operates eight factories in China alone, and it is the nation’s leading provider of poultry. OSI Group’s focus in China is due to the large size of consumers and population compared to any other country. The company is also planning expansion facilities in Geneva IL and Hungary, which are expected to increase its production capacity.
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OSI Group became aggressive in its expansion during the new millennium.OSI Group has participated in some acquisitions and joint ventures in the past, which has boosted its exponential growth. In 2014, OSI Group entered into a venture with Pickstock, a UK based company. The venture enabled the company to expand its beef distribution throughout Europe.
The acquisition of Tyson production plant in Chicago in 2016 for an estimated $7.4 million helped OSI Group to increase its storage capacity since Tyson production happened to be near their Chicago facility. The company was also involved in the acquisition of Hynek Schlachthof GmbH and Flagship Europe in 2016. According to its CEO, Sheldon Lavin OSI Group is committed to offering more to its customers. Therefore, it is not about to stop its growth and expansion plans anytime soon.