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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