OSI Food Solutions began as a butchery in Chicago, Illinois. This was in 1909. By the 1950s, the company had partnered up with McDonald’s – when the franchise was first born. They have been supplying McDonald’s, and other fast food restaurants, with fresh meat products for years.
OSI Food Solutions’s success could be owed to their motivation and drive. The company is always expanding and purchasing new facilities. One of their recent acquisitions was Flagship Europe, a supplier of frozen poultry, pies, sauces, and dressings.
“This is another exciting and progressive development for Flagship Europe,” said Russell Maddock, a chief executive of Flagship Europe. He went on to explain that the increased resources that will be available to his organization will allow them to reach new clients and new markets.
David McDonald, the president and COO of OSI Food Solutions was equally optimistic, saying: “Adding Flagship to our OSI Europe business gives OSI a broader presence in Europe. The company’s portfolio of products and brands complements OSI’s current processing strengths.”
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Baho Foods, a Dutch company, was also another recent acquisition of OSI Food Solution. Baho Foods produces snacks, deli meats, and other convenient items. Along with Baho Foods, the purchase comes with five subsidiaries: Q Smart Life, Bakx Foods, Henri van de Bilt, Gelderland Frischwaren, and Vital Convenience.
Baho Food’s managers will remain in the company. They will work alongside some of OSI’s top people to come up with a growth strategy to benefit both companies.
OSI Food Solutions has also received three Globe of Honors. They received the award in 2013, 2015, and 2016. The Globe of Honor is only given to companies that put thought into their environmental management. The 2016 award ceremony was held in Drapers’ Hall in London, England. OSI Food Solutions was just one of the 18 companies to receive the award.