OSI Group Receives Third Globe of Honour

As one of America’s top 100 food companies, OSI Group has been easing the hunger of customers all around the world. The company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. Forbe’s recognizes it as the 58th biggest private company in America as of 2017. The current Chairman and CEO of OSI group is Sheldon Lavin. OSI Group provides fast food products to restaurants all over the country. They produce items such as meat patties, hot dogs, pizza, and even vegetable products.

In 2016, a deal between Baho Food, a dutch company that produces deli meats, and OSI Group was made. OSI Group purchased a controlling stake of Baho Food. OSI group has decided not to cease operation and has kept Baho Food up and running. Baho Food also has five subsidiaries called Gelderland Frischwaren, Henri van de Bilt, Q Smart Life, Bakx Foods, and Vital Convenience.

During the same year, OSI Group also purchased Flagship Europe. Flagship Europe was a subsidiary of Flagship Food Group and was a supplier of the food service industry all over the U.K.

2016 wasn’t just a year of company mergers for OSI Group, they also purchased a brand new building in Chicago. The building, an old Tyson Foods plant, was purchased by OSI Group for 7.4 million dollars.

To finish off an excellent 2016, OSI Group was presented with the Globe of Honour Award from the British Safety Council in November. The award is given to companies that exhibit an outstanding stance on environmental efforts.

“On behalf of the trustees and staff of the British Safety Council,” began Lynda Armstrong, representing British Safety Council at the award luncheon in London. “I sincerely congratulate OSI Food Solutions UK Ltd on winning a Globe of Honour for 2016.”

This marks the third time OSI Group has been given this prestigious award. They were also the recipients of a Globe of Honour in 2013 and 2015.

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The excellent leadership of David McDonald in the OSI group

One of the biggest worldwide food processing company, OSI group celebrated two decades in China since opening its first food plant when the company began serving McDonald with food. In the Beijing Olympics, the team supplied 113 tons! Of products such as beef, chicken, pork, eggs and dehydrated onions, during the Olympics, the group only received positive receives, and it has since been the supplier for many brands including McDonald’s, Starbucks, Papa joins, Yum and many others. The company success narrows down to the stewardship of Mr. David G. McDonald. David capacity in the company is the president and the chief operating officer. David McDonald also serves in various roles such as chairman of the North America meat institute, an independent director of Marfig global foods S.A. David graduated from the Iowa state university in 1987 receiving the Wallace E Baron outstanding senior award and bachelor’s degree in animal science. He moved to the OSI group and climbed his way to his current position.

Aside from the company’s success in China, the group started expansion plans for the plant. The previous year company announced the opening of a modern mill in Shandong, which is the largest food processing plant. The company has also managed to expand to the Poland market. The group also announced a new factory in Geneva, iii. The plant produces frozen entrĂ©es. The team added another high facility in Hungary. The expansions have led to the company tripling its production capacity of chicken products to 22000 tons annually. According to David McDonald, the organization strives to meet the consumer demand be it organic or the tasty kind. The group also puts an effort in new innovative technology to produce more quality food products such as the x-ray machine they use to detect foreign particles in the food.

David spoke on the expansion of the company by acquiring Baho food; this is the part of the strategy to grow in Europe and extend their hand in the market. The investment complements the organization’s products in the market. Baho has various branches with plants in Germany and Netherlands .the companies include Q smart life, Bakx food, vital convenience, Genderland Frishwaren. The managing director of Baho group will be retained and work with OSI executives to develop a growth strategy for the new companies. With the combined effort of the two teams, it will help in expanding the company’s portfolio.

The company is yet to see more significant achievements, and with the high leadership in David McDonald, the company will scale greater heights

Learn More: www.bloomberg.com/profiles/people/17665897-david-mcdonald