OSI Group is an Aurora-based packed-food processing company which was started in 1909 by a German immigrant by the name Otto Kolschowsky.
Initially, it was a family meat-processing market, but it has since expanded to become one of the best food processing companies in the world. OSI group has made some purchases over the recent past, therefore, broadening their presence in the world. Some of the notable acquisitions that OSI group has made includes: Baho Food, Tyson Foods Plant, and Flagship Europe.
Baho Food is a Dutch manufacturer of snacks, deli meat, and convenience foods. In trying to broaden their presence in Europe, OSI Group purchased the company though the financial terms of that transaction were not disclosed. With Baho as part of the OSI Group, the processing strength was boosted, and the capabilities of serving their customers’ needs improved. Baho Food has several processing plants based both in Netherlands and Germany and it serves customers across 18 European countries.
Tyson Foods Plant
This processing plant is based in Chicago and was purchased by OSI Group for $7.4 million. With this processing plant, the capabilities of meeting the evolving needs of customers have been enhanced. Before being purchased by OSI Group, Tyson Foods used to prepare meals for the hospitality industry. These meals included Chicken Cordon, sauces, soups, omelets, crepes, meatballs and tempura chicken.
Flagship Europe is a supplying company that operates across the United Kingdom with it main supplies being sauces and frozen poultry. After being purchased by OSI Group, the company broadened their supply to include dips, mayonnaise, marinades and sandwich fillings. This acquisition was a welcome idea since it has boosted the progressive development of the company.