OSI Group has taken professional foodservices to a completely new level. It has become a top 100 company in the United States as well as being one of the biggest privately held companies in the United States. This food service giant is worth multiple billions of dollars, and it has consistently grown in profits throughout the past decades. OSI Group, also known as OSI Industries, is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. The company has more than 20,000 staff members/employees, has more than 64 facilities to work from and has physical locations in 17 different nations around the globe.
Business acquisitions has helped OSI tremendously. By acquiring stake into other companies, this company has been able to reinforce its foundation. On the other hand, the less competition that a company has, the better it will be to some degree. In 2016, OSI acquired Tyson Foods’ Chicago-based plant for a whopping $7.4 million. Yes, this is correct and the plant has an estimated 200,000 square-feet of space. The Tyson Foods’ plant is in close distance to other plants that are owned by OSI. In addition to that, many of the former-employees will get to keep their jobs. In most cases like this, former-employees aren’t needed, but OSI is all about building bridges. The same thing goes for BAHO Food. This private-Dutch company was also acquired in 2016, and it will open-up even more untapped locations in Europe.
When it comes to awards, OSI Group has won some of the biggest awards in foodservices. The British Safety Council has presented OSI with Globe of Honour Award on multiple occasions in the past five years. Sheldon Lavin, CEO of the company, has been honored with the Global Visionary Award thanks to his dedication and persistence. All in all, OSI Group is doing exactly what it has set-out to do from the beginning and many more accomplishments are sure to follow in future years.