Growth-Oriented Leadership Style has Seen OSI Group Take Root in More Locations across the Globe

OSI Group is a household name in the food manufacturing industry around the globe. Its growth rate is rapid both in capacity and products range which can be credited to the industrious Chief Executive Officer, Sheldon Lavin. When he acquired the company, he had decided to grow it to a global leader in the industry. He also had also committed to using an innovative management approach that would create a family culture within the company. His dreams have since come true, and the resulting firm is a market commander all over the world. Today, OSI Group boasts of 65 production facilities spread across 17 countries. The President of the company, David McDonald, has also played a big role in the remarkable growth.

Continued Expansion

OSI Group has continued to win more customers with the wide range of products available in the market. The increasing demand prompts the firm to increase production to keep up. In this breadth, the company has over the years invested in the expansion of production facilities across the globe. Closer home, OSI Group spent 7.4 million dollars to acquire a facility in Chicago owned by Tyson Foods. With the acquisition came an increased production of hamburgers, hotdogs, meatballs, and pork & poultry items among others.

The firm’s presence in Europe has greatly widened following the acquisition of two companies, Flagship Europe and Baho Foods. Both companies offer OSI Group the much-needed production support to meet the ever-changing needs of its clients. Flagship Europe products include frozen poultry, sandwich fillings, dressings, sauces, and marinades. Baho Foods has a presence in 18 countries with five subsidiaries which offer OSI Group an even wider platform to grow. These countries are served by two processing facilities located in Germany and Netherlands focused on the production of snacks, deli meats, and convenience foods.

Winning Strategy

OSI Group has achieved much success in the running of all its facilities. What can be attributed to this success is the firm’s knowledge on the importance of managing the facilities locally. The company understands that each locality has its own cultures and tastes which only a person who understands them can deliver.

About OSI Group

OSI Group is a food production titan headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. The company was founded over one hundred years ago as a meat supplier owned by Otto Kolschowsky. It currently offers assorted food products to leading food chain brands across the globe. It has also grown to employ over one thousand people who align with the firm’s vision of being the best in the industry.

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