In recent times, OSI Industries has been focusing on growing its existing operations and expanding into new territory. One its more impressive recent moves took place in Toledo, Spain where the company has doubled its chicken production capacity from 12,000 tons a year to 24,000 tons a year. The company is now able to produce a combined amount of 45,000 tons of pork, beef, and chicken products every year. The expansion also opened up 20 new positions at the factory, which brings the total number of employees there to 160. José María del Río, managing director of OSI in Spain, has revealed that the demand for chicken products has been steadily growing in the region and that the expansions will help to meet the needs of the company’s customers there.
The updates to the facility in Toledo, Spain included additions that will help the company to meet its expectations to remain sustainable. The company also added a new test kitchen where fresh ideas for new products will be tried out and then rolled out to the public. Updates at the plant have also reduced the amount of electricity that it uses by 20%. OSI also added a cogeneration system and refrigerator that allows the company to more efficiently manage its water usage and use heat efficiently that would otherwise be wasted.
OSI Industries was founded by Otto Kolschowsky in the early 1900s, and he grew the company by allowing his sons to take part in the business. In the 1970s, Sheldon Lavin, the company’s CEO, joined forces with OSI and helped it to expand rapidly all over the globe. OSI was recently given the 2017 International Safety Award by the British Safety Council, which is an award that recognizes health and safety practices in a company. The same organization also handed OSI the Globe of Honour Award in 2013, 2015, and 2016 in recognition of the company’s environmental management practices.
OSI Industries has been on an expansion mission for some time and has recently purchased a former Tyson Foods facility in Chicago to bolster its offerings in the region as well as the nation and to support another nearby facility. The company also acquired Baho Food and Flagship Europe, which will go a long way towards reaching new markets in Europe. As momentum builds, OSI expects to grow more and more and to continue to offer its customers some of the best food options in the world.