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OSI Group: Breaking New Ground In Asia

OSI Group, a major food supplier, has its eyes set on breaking new ground in Asia. The food production company has already opened facilities in the Americas, Europe and parts of Asia. But the country has rolled out a new set of plans of how they plan to expand their operations in the Asia-Pacific Market. OSI Group has always been a company of vision and advancement. It was the initial vision that got the company started by a German immigrant a century ago. In 1909, Otto Kolschowsky opened a butcher shop just two years after arriving to the United States. His west side Chicago butcher shop was opened to serve the heavily influence immigrant community. Ten years later, after the World War I, the businessman has opened second location.

This suburb location was opened to handle the wholesale side of the business. Decades later the businesses were paced down to Otto’s sons. Otto & Sons took the company to another level when it became the number one supplier for McDonald’s. The irresistibly tasty hamburger patty started by Otto was making its way into many McDonald’s across the United States. The small family owned business eventually blossomed into what it today OSI Group. It took many decades and much dedication to create a company that is successful in the meat industry. But this was all accomplished due to maintaining quality in food production.

OSI Group has sixty five facilities in seventeen countries. But the company has no plans of slowing down its rapid growth. In fact, the company is very interested in opening more facilities to run operations more effectively. The Asia-Pacific market is the market the company is focused on mostly right now. Although parts of North America, South America and Europe already have OSI Group facilities located in them, the company sees where they can advance their company with more infrastructure in Asia. Ever since 2010, the food supplier has been opening facilities in Japan and India. They are looking to make their poultry supply chain flow more effectively. Additionally, they are looking to add non meat items to their business operations.

Developing of OSI Group and Recent Purchase of Flagship Europe

A couple of months ago, OSI Group declared the procurement of Flagship Europe right from the Flagship Food Group. A greatly regarded provider within the UK foodservice market, Flagship Europe has innovative items across various product categories and innovative products. Such include sous vide products, frozen poultry, mayonnaise, sauces, dressings and pies from Oliver James, the award-winning producer.

Flagship Europe thus extended its presence with the Food To Go field following the obtaining of Calder Foods, a profoundly regarded provider of sandwich fillings, marinades, plunges, sauces, and mayonnaise. According to Russell Maddock, the chief executive officer at Flagship Europe, the acquisition is another dynamic move. He added that the increased resources in collaboration with the OSI Group would strength both organizations in the marketplace, open up new chances and improve the firm’s proposition that will enable them to cater for clients better and offer support to the existing business.

Russell Maddock added that the acquisition is another energizing and dynamic advancement for Flagship Europe. The expanded assets will become available in addition to the access to new customers and world markets being one unit of the OSI Group. “Engaging Flagship to OSI Europe business provides OSI with an extensive presence within the continent,” said David G. McDonald, chief operating officer and president of OSI Group, LLC, situated in Aurora, Illinois. “The organization’s arrangement of items and brands supplements OSI’s present handling qualities while expanding our abilities to best cater the developing needs of our clients.” Their Facebook Page.

The Flagship Food Group has reported of acknowledging the OSI Group offer to purchase Flagship Europe. OSI Group which is US-based is a multi-billion food producing organization with production centers in Asia, Europe, and America. OSI Group has continued growing with last year winning the 2016 Globe of Honour from the British Safety Council. Its commitments have seen the company also recently bought the Baho Food and Tyson Food Plant hence making the organization among the top 100 food companies in America.