OSI Food Solutions’ Transformative And Strategic Expansion

The OSI Food Solutions Company is one of the best and largest corporations in the world today. Started in the year 1989 by Otto Kolschowsky, the company has been running as a family-owned-and-managed business that has tremendously expanded over the last couple of decades. Some of the key milestones that the company has managed to achieve since incorporation includes transformation from a single butchery-based business to a multinational corporation having branches in over 65 countries worldwide.

The one deal that brought the OSI Food Solutions Company into the global limelight was the 1955 deal with McDonald’s Company to serve as a premium meat supplier for its burger products. OSI Food Solutions utilized the opportunity to stamp its place in the market as a high-quality nutrition-based food company that attracted further investments and partnerships with other companies globally. The first global expansion of the OSI Food Solutions Company was the 1978 expansion in Europe where the company acquired existing businesses through a joint venture.

The successful expansion into Europe through Germany later gave way to the 1982 expansion to Spain which consequently led to the opening of other frontiers in the South American market and the Asia-Pacific region. The company has therefore established itself in the market as a vital contributor to the global supply chain of food and food-based products and ingredients including chicken.

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In order to meet the growing demand, the OSI Food Solutions Company put in place measures targeting expansion of its production lines, especially those in Europe. The most recent of such expansion was the recent overhaul of the company’s production facilities in Toledo, Spain. In the new expansion plan, the company targeted €17 million worth of investment that saw the annual processing capacity in the facility shoot from 12,000 tons to 24,000 tons. This expansion also saw an increase in the volume of beef and pork products that the company churns out each year from Spain to the tune of up to 45,000 tons on an annual basis.

Among the innovations that the company focused on includes expansion of production lines, revamping of the facility’s storage areas, expansion of the refrigeration rooms, as well as increasing the capacities of the waste-handling facilities. Collectively, these changes ensured that further efficiency was enforced within the company. According to the company’s management, the expansion would allow the company to increase its processing abilities of existing products including chicken as well as adding new products in its portfolio as a key strategic mechanism of strengthening customer relations while creating new jobs in the market.