Rapid expansion of OSI Group under CEO Sheldon Lavin

OSI Group is one of the oldest and yet the biggest food manufacturer in the world. It has its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. The company has a long history, started in 1910 by a German immigrant, OSI Group grew from a butcher shop in Chicago to a multinational with plants in 17 different countries and their products being sold in numerous countries. The company is led by CEO Sheldon Lavin who is assisted in management by President David McDonald. The company is rapidly expanding its business operations to different regions outside the United States. Most of the growth in the company has been recorded in the last one decade.

OSI Group mostly supplies value-added protein products such as hamburgers, pizza, sausages, among other products. The largest expansion of business currently is happening in China and Europe. The growth rate is impressive and has seen the company supply even non-meat products to the consumers.

In 2016, OSI Group made one of the largest acquisitions Baho Food of this century when it acquired Dutch food company- Baho Food. This company has operations not only in the Netherlands but Germany and about ten other countries. The company also purchased another company known as Flagship Europe which has now been renamed creative Foods Europe. There were also acquisitions of other companies in Europe which included Germany’s food company Hynek Schlachthof GmbH. The company even opened a European headquarters office in Gersthofen.

OSI Group is not only expanding its plants, but it is also expanding its product line. As it ventures in different regions, it is introducing products which are relevant to the people. The company has no aim of interfering with the culture of the people and therefore is not interested in introducing products but providing what is accepted in the area. The company is also leaving the management of its acquisitions mostly to former management of the defunct companies since they are the ones who understand the tastes and preferences of the people. Food is a sensitive issue, and the company would not like to go against the wishes of the people. Meet Sheldon Lavin, the Man Behind the Success of OSI Group.

Sheldon Lavin has been part of the company since 1975 when he joined in a managerial role. He was introduced by sons of the founder (Otto Kolschowsky) to assist them to manage the company as a financial expert. They later retired from the company leaving Sheldon Lavin to run the company alone. Sheldon Lavin has not disappointed. He has pushed the company to a higher level making it one of the greatest in the world.

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OSI Food Solutions: Doubling the Production of Chicken Meat

OSI Food Solutions is one of the subsidiaries of the OSI Group, and they are currently operating in Spain. Recently, the subsidiary of the OSI Group has announced that they will be adding a production line with high-capacity on their location of operations in Toledo, Spain. It was also reported that the new investment cost €17 million, and it has been completed earlier in 2018. With the new production line in action, OSI Food Solutions have seen a rise in the number of chicken products that their plant manages to process. It climbed from 12,000 tons to a surprising 24,000 tons in a span of just one year. This upgrade in the production line of OSI Food Solutions in Spain would also mean that they will have greater capacity in producing other meat products. It is projected that for this year, OSI Food Solutions will be able to process 45,000 tons of livestock meat, including pork, beef, and chicken. It was also reported that the new production line will open up an employment slot for 20 people who will work together with the 140 existing workforce.

According to OSI Food Solutions‘ managing director, the extension of the plant is a response from the headquarters to keep up with the higher demands for chicken meat, especially in Portugal and Spain. The managing director of OSI Food Solutions also added that the need for chicken meat in the region is growing at a pace of 6% to 8% annually, and it is a natural response for them to double or triple their production line to meet these demands. The trend with the demand for chicken meat is still expected to become greater in the coming years, and OSI Food Solutions wanted to ensure their customers that they will be able to accommodate the demand because of the recent extensions that they implemented.

The new production area consists of a 22,600 square feet building, a shipping and receiving area for packages and other parcels, a supplies storage, a waste container storage, utility areas, and the employee’s social and entertainment area. There is also a kitchen built inside the production area for the purpose of product development. David McDonald expressed his delight when he has heard about the new production line in Spain. He stated that it will provide more jobs to the people of Spain, and he is looking forward to more improvements with the OSI Food Solutions.

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