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I’ll have a large order of fries with that

OSI Industries is taking your order. As one of the largest food companies in the world, OSI Industries is taking the worlds order with a big smile and thank you very much.

Food is pretty important here on Earth. I’m sure we can all agree with that. Providing for the global need for food is a task that is taken very seriously by the people at OSI Industries. Since the early days when they began as a small family butcher shop to today, the family values, which are responsible for the success, are still there.

The beginning of the company is perhaps the greatest success story in all of creation. The partnership between the founder, Otto Kolschowsky and Ray Kroc of McDonalds fame was the beginning of the greatest brand in human history and continues, of course, to this day.

Since those days long ago, the growth of Otto Kolschowsky’s original vision has been staggering, and has resulted in a worldwide operation capable of meeting the demand for new and innovative food products for an ever growing population hungry for more.

Not only does OSI Industries meet the demand, but also meet and exceed standards for quality. Production and distribution has also become a model to be emulated and they forge ahead every day expanding to new areas such as chicken production, which is growing rapidly. With the acquisition of Amick Farms, OSI Industries has become one of the largest meat production companies in the world and they continue to grow.

Diversity in selection and services is what sets OSI Industries apart. Providing innovating ideas in presentation and packaging and delivery is again, making OSI Industries great. Whether it’s a large restaurant chain or a small local grocery store, many great products are being made to order for all. And since we all eat, and variety of choice is important to us all, having such a choice is keeping everyone coming back for more.

OSI Industries has crossed the threshold into greatness and has grown and developed the resources which allow them to express their vision in food production to a great degree, and the results show in their quality of product and the great people they employ. The people of OSI Industries are the heart and soul of the whole operation, and they love taking care of all of their customers. And the customers take care of them too.

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OSI Group Climbing the Food Industry Ladder

The OSI Group is a United States corporation based out of suburban Chicago that is one of the largest privately owned companies in the food processing business. They sell food processing services along with food products, and research and development skills to a large contingent of customers throughout the American, European, and Asian markets. Originally founded in 1909, OSI group was started by Otto Kolschowsky, a German immigrant providing for his family by opening a family-run meat market and butcher shop. Among the spotlight accomplishments in the company’s rise is a deal in 1955 between Kolschowsky and McDonald’s owner Roy Kroc to be the exclusive provider of burger meat for the growing chain. That move cemented them in the food industry and gave them the footing necessary to propel themselves to being one of the top 100 food industry companies in America today.

At the heart of OSI Group are a set of core values that have, since their inception, given the company and its employees the drive and direction toward success. One set of these values are customer oriented and focus on not seeing customers as interchangeable as so many businesses do, but to see business conducted as part of a long-term partnership where both companies can complement each other and grow together. This involves catering to the unique needs of whichever retail or food industry company OSI Group is working with, and that can lead to very customized and creative solutions. Alongside the care and concern for customers is a thorough commitment to their employees. The company can boast a phenomenal safety track record backed by industry awards, and otherwise takes care of their employees needs as if they were family. As longtime CEO Sheldon Levin is fond of saying, “I see everyone who works at OSI Group as a family.”

With these core values and under the leadership of Levin, OSI Group has soared in recent decades in breadth and depth. They have a implemented a wonderful research and development department that will work with every customer created concept to produce a product that is both unique and cost-effective to produce. They have expanded to 55 facilities in 16 countries, employee over 20,000, and have a net worth exceeding $6 billion. They have also acquired major names in the industry such as Tyson Food, Baho Food, and Flagship Europe. But even with all they have accomplished, they still remain committed to their core values and continue to climb the food industry ladder.

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Why OSI Food Soutions Purchased Baho Foods

Baho Foods, a Dutch company that manufacturer’s convenience foods, has now been purchased by OSI Food Solutions. Baho Foods has been focused on providing snack foods and deli meats since their inception. Although the company was pleased with their anticipated acquisition, they were not ready to disclose the financial terms of the transaction at this time. One of the reason OSI Food Solutions was anxious to make the acquisition was to add to their portfolio for the European market.

The President and COO of OSI Food Solutions, David G. McDonald, recently stated in an article that, “The company’s portfolio of products and brands complements OSI’s current processing strengths while broadening our capabilities to best serve the evolving needs of our customers.” Recognizing the needs is what makes McDonald a highly regarded leader within the company.

A secondary reason for success in the purchase of Baho Foods was the additional processing plants that they had located throughout Europe. The plants are currently located in Germany and the Netherlands, namely they are subsidiaries all under various names within the company. Big names in Europe like Gelderland Frischwaren, Vital Convenience, Bakx Foods, and others are all now under the OSI Food Solutions umbrella, and are serving more than 18 European countries.

John Balvers, the Managing Director for Baho Foods is also excited about the acquisition and coming transition for the company. Balvers has expressed excitement about becoming part of the OSI Group and moving forward to combine the company into a better way to serve Europe. Balvers focus is now in aiding the direction of the company and their new growth plans. This is because he believes that both companies will realize their goals to a higher degree as they continue to find ways to make changes and work together.

OSI Food Solutions has always played an active role in the food service industry and continues to do so as they finalize the details of their acquisition of Baho Foods.

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