Big Meat–OSI Group

OSI Group is one the world’s largest, quickest-growing suppliers of custom food processing and unique food products, like specialties, meats, baked goods, vegetables, and different sources of protein. OSI group has over 100 years of operating history in the foodservice and retail spheres.

Their manufacturing capabilities are quite extensive, as they not only supply several products but can further modify and specialize to any customers’ requirement– 49 different variations across several product categories.

Economic Utility

OSI Group is interesting. It’s rarely talked about and its growth should not go unnoticed. From an economic viewpoint, they’re a large value provider–employing 20,000 people across 17 countries and possessing over 65 facilities, it should be said that this company has a broad market, and is quite profitable. It would seem attractive at first glance to an institutional investor or an establishment looking for a quality product supplier.

Purchasing Power

Let’s also draw attention to the fact that they’ve made substantial purchases recently. First was the purchase of a Dutch competitor, Baho Foods, which owns five subsidiaries in Germany and the Netherlands. OSI Group’s second purchase was a Tyson food plant in Chicago, at a price of $7.4 million, according to the Cook County Recorder of Deeds, in June 2016. The purchase will reportedly bolster distribution and production capacities.

OSI group has also purchased Flagship Europe, a provider of sous vide, frozen poultry, pies, and various condiments to the UK foodservice scene.

Enviromental Excellence

OSI group is also repsonsible for the wellbeing of the planet. In 2016, they were awarded the 2016 Globe of Honor by the British Safety Council for excellent management of environmental risks. In order to compete for the award, one must demonstrate to the BSC’s audit scheme that the organization manages hazards from every level of production, across all relevant facilities–from floor shop to executive offices. OSI Group earned a five star rating during the August 2015-June 2016 audit. While one can be merely compliant with regulations, OSI Industries has pioneered towards excellence.

Whether you’re a large establishment looking to build a quality supply chain for your products, or a smaller chain just scouting out dozens of competitors, OSI Group is sure to stand out for you.