OSI Group is one of the fastest growing food companies not only in America but also across the globe. The company started as a small butcher shop in Chicago. OSI Group has now penetrated foreign markets and pitched camp in more than seventeen countries. The company is already dominating fast food market in China, Spain, Europe and also South America.
Expanding OSI Food Solutions Spain
OSI Group has been undertaking a series of expansions in their sixty processing facilities located in seventeen different countries. The most recent processing facility to undergo expansion is the OSI Food Solutions Spain. OSI Group invested seventeen million pounds to increase the processing capacity of the plant from 12,000 tons to 24,000 tons annually. The OSI Group solutions plant in Spain deals with chicken products, beef, and pork. In total, the facility can now produce over 45,000 tons of high-quality chicken, beef and pork products.
Increase in jobs opportunities
Since the OSI Food Solutions had doubled their production capacity, one would expect that it would increase the workforce by the same ratio. However, the processing facility created only twenty new slots with one senior position of a Product development manager. This is no mean feat considering that the Spain-based facility currently employs 140 people, most of whom are locals. The processing plant has undergone a lot of mechanization with most of the tasks being performed by machines.
Reasons for expansion
OSI Group decided to invest the seventeen million pounds in the Spain-based facility in response to the increased demand for chicken products in the country. According to the managing director of OSI Spain, the demand for chicken products in the country has grown by more than six percent in the last ten years. Therefore, the expansion will enable OSI Group to meet the growing demand in the coming years.
OSI Food Solutions winning awards
OSI Group is determined to dominate the European food market. The company focuses on providing high-quality products and engaging in activities that are beneficial to them and the local communities. OSI Group U.K is the most recipient of the Globe of Honor and Sword of Honor Award from the British Safety Council. Their processing facility in Scunthorpe was established in 1988 and it produces sausage and feed products for the restaurant industry.
OSI Food U.K was among the 61 institutions in the entire world that received the Sword of Honor Award. The award is given to institutions that have showcased outstanding commitment in the management of health and safety risks at the workplace.
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