OSI Food Solutions recently met and exceeded the need for chicken and chicken products in both Portugal and Spain. Each country’s demand for chicken had grown exponentially and they were unable to meet the growing needs. OSI saw this opportunity and stepped in to help meet the chicken demands of Spain and Portugal by building a production center to develop new quality chicken products for that region. The new OSI Food Solutions Spain processing center doubled the tonnage for processed chicken products which more than amplified the chicken demand.
The new OSI Food Solutions large processing facility houses a huge production hall, large shipping and receiving docks, refrigerated rooms, many supply and storage areas, service areas for the water and fluids needed to run the equipment, a development and testing kitchen, plus a comfortable social area for the employees. This OSI Food Solutions Spain effort was a new line of production for the company, plus the facility creates great job opportunities for the local and nearby residents.
OSI Food Solutions has a high sustainability principle which is to create jobs in their plants wherever they operate and to further boost the area’s economy. Spain was so grateful for the presence of the new OSI Food Solutions plant that they awarded the company with a Chamber of Commerce written proclamation for OSI’s employment commitment. Sheldon Lavin is the Chief Executive Officer of OSI Food Solutions which operates globally throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, South America, Canada, Australia, India, and more.
OSI Food Solutions is the largest supplier of protein food products and it continues to grow. Mr. Lavin said that with the acquisitions of food service companies around the globe, he is planning to bring leading edge food processing to countries everywhere. For example, in 2016 OSI purchased Tyson Foods in Chicago followed by the acquisition of Europe’s Baho Food Company manufacturing plant. OSI followed these successful purchases with a 2017 acquisition of a Germany and European manufacturing plants which introduced another new line of private labels to its food service industry operations.
OSI Food Solutions is part of the OSI Group headquartered in Illinois. OSI is a private food service corporation that manufacturers and supplies healthy food products involving beef, pork, chicken, desserts, sandwiches, pastries, and just about anything you can think of that is served in fine dining restaurants and fast food companies for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.