Many people have eaten the food provided by the Aurora, Illinois privately held OSI Group whose CEO is Sheldon Lavin. They have enjoyed their chicken, pork or beef products as well as their extensive line of vegetables and breads. Recently, OSI Group had to expand production facilities because of the growing demand for chicken in Europe. OSI expanded their Toledo, Spain plant in order to reach the production levels needed.
Now, the Spanish plant can produce 45,000 tons of chicken, beef and pork yearly. OSI completed its 17 million Euro expansion of the Spanish plant in 2017. 22,600 square feet of work space was added and 20 new workers including one manager was added. Part of the manager’s responsibilities will include improving existing products and developing new food items.
OSI is attempting to meet the demand for food by expanding its production facilities and its reach. In the last few years, OSI has acquired three new food lines to add to its repertoire. OSI led by Sheldon Lavin purchased a controlling stake in the Dutch company, Baho Food in August 2016. It also bought Flagship Europe that same year. OSI didn’t stop there, it also purchased a Tyson plant that was about to close in Chicago and saved at least 100 jobs, because the plant will continue to operate as an OSI production facility.
Sheldon Lavin and his leadership team are working hard to keep OSI Group among the leaders of its many competitors. OSI not only expanded its influence over the world’s food production, it has expanded the types of foods it now produces. OSI has traditionally invested heavily in learning the tastes and preferences of the local market. Now that it has expanded its influence through multiple businesses, it will continue its usual practices and develop new foods to meet the needs of its new patrons.
OSI will continue to employ its production standards, including its focus on food safety and quality. Their use of technology and continued product development continues to give them the edge they need to deliver products that stay in high demand. OSI’s Sheldon Lavin has insured that the company doesn’t just take from the community; it also gives back through its community improvement efforts. It works closely with Ronald McDonald House and Feeding America. Now that its international reach is so extensive, OSI will surely extend its community focus to Europe in the near future.