OSI Industries is a complex organization. In the last ten years, OSI has grown into a massive multi-national private organization that spans the reach of the globe. OSI has over 60 facilities that span to the far reaches of the globe. But it wasn’t always this way. OSI Industries started off as a humble local butcher shop in Chicago. After scoring a deal with a young McDonalds organization to supply them with beef, the company took off along with McDonald’s. So what has OSI done recently that has put them on the national map? Well, one of the major things that they have accomplished is the use of acquisitions and partnerships to launch them into multi-national status. OSI buys former Tyson Foods plant on South Side for $7.4M.
OSIs launch into Asia was fueled, initially, by their contact with K&K granting them the opportunity to open factories in Japan, and later in China. The ability to maneuver in China was becoming increasingly important, as China had just entered the world trade market when OSI started penetrating its borders and bolstering its ranks. It was an untapped market. Production in China shot through the roof, and OSI was there at a critical time.
In India, OSI Industries opened two factories in 2012 in Bangalore and Punjab respectively. The Indian market was a great place to settle into, especially in relation to vegetables and meat production. In Madanapalle, OSI opened a frozen vegetable plant to cater to restaurants across the world.
During this rampant factory building period in Asia, OSI was acquiring more and more territory in Europe. OSI Industries swallowed to very important companies that made their transition into the German market easier. Hynek Schlachtof and Baho Foods were both important players in the food market in Germany. Hynek, in particular, had fantastic access to local butchers and farmers, connections that money alone cannot purchase.
Baho Foods wasn’t just active in Germany either, the deli meat production company has its roots in the Netherlands making it a fantastic purchase to gain traction in northern European countries as well. In the north, OSI also was opening a factory in Estrada, Poland simultaneous to these acquisitions.
As you can see OSI has been busy. These are just a few of the moves that they have made in recent years, but they should serve as an example of how committed OSI is to creating a dynamic presence across the world. After all, this is a business that has to supply food products to Subway, Papa Johns, McDonald’s, Yum, Starbucks, Saizeriya, and Burger King.
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