OSI Food Solutions was founded by Otto Kolschowski an immigrant from Germany in 1909. The company deals with meat processing located in Aurora, Illinois. The first time it was established it was just a community market and was popular because of their meat being of high quality. Once the company decided that they would deliver the meat patties, it overgrew to become young McDonald franchise.
In 2016 they got the recognition from the British Safety Council by giving OSI Food Solutions the Globe of Honor Award. The reason why they were given the award was because of their excellent management of the risks. The award was so helpful to them in gaining the five-star maximum that the British Safety Council audit scheme has set, from August 2015 to July 2016. To get the stars they proved to the council that they would maintain exceptional environmental management from that floor of the company to the boardrooms.
There is a recent purchase that OSI Food solution made of Baho Food. Baho Food deals with the supply of suitable and accessible foods, deli meats and snacks. They offer their services to different markets. The OSI Food Solution did not disclose the amount that they acquired Baho Food. The CEO and president of OSI Food Solution David G. McDonald said that the reason why they purchased Baho Food was to aid in expansion. The expansion will increase the presence of OSI Food Solutions in Europe.
The other thing that the company acquired was a storage warehouse in Chicago. The facility is 200,000 square feet large owned by Tyson Foods. The other good thing about the facility is that it’s close to another facility of OSI Food Solution. The purchase will offer the company a facility that they can use to continue with the expansion. The acquisition will make it easy for OSI Food Solutions to meet the needs of the clients that are changing every day by making good use of the space.
The last purchase that they made is that of Flagship Food Group. Flagship Europe was involved in the supply of frozen chicken and sous-vide pies. Also, in the market of UK, they supply the dressings, sauces, and mayonnaise. The acquisition of Flagship will be of use to OSI Food Solution because it will broaden the presence that they have in Europe, and that means that they can serve the changing needs of their clients.