OSI Group is a renowned supplier of quality food products to retail food brands and food services in the world. Over the years, the privately held company has been offering unrivaled resources and reach. OSI has been developing custom food products and food supply chains in the globe. The Capital Group has more than 20,000 employees and over 65 facilities located in 17 countries.
In 2016, OSI Food Solutions UK was the recipient of the prestigious Globe of Honor Award for its remarkable ability to manage environmental risks. The British Safety Council presented the award to OSI during a luncheon, which was held at Draper’s Hall, London. Other 17 countries were also presented with the award. For companies to be nominated for the prestigious prize, they had achieve the required minimum of five stars. This requirement was reviewed by the environmental management audit scheme of the British Safety Council between August 2015 and July 2016. Such organizations needed to exhibit to the independent panel of experts about their strategies of managing the environment.
Lynda Armstrong OBE congratulated OSI Food Solutions UK on behalf of the employees and trustees of the British Safety Council. The environmental manager of OSI in Europe, Kelly Grimwood, received the award from British Safety Council’s CEO, Mike Robinson. Mike contended that all the winners had inspirational stories to share about their journey towards conserving the environment. OSI UK has been in operation since 1989. It engages in the production of pork and beef products for different restaurants. In 2013 and 2015, the company was also the winner of the Globe of Honor award.
Currently, OSI Group acquired Flagship Europe. Previously, Flagship Food Group, Denver, owned the enterprise. Flagship Europe has been engaged in the business of supplying sous vide products, frozen poultry, mayonnaise, pies, dressings and sauces to the vast food service market in the UK. After acquiring Calder Foods, Flagship Europe was able to expand its presence in the lucrative food-to-go sector. Calder is a supplier of sauces, dips, mayonnaise, marinades, and sandwich fillings. It is based in the UK. The president and chief operating officer of OSI, David McDonald posited that acquisition of the Flagship would give OSI Europe a wider presence in Europe.
In 2016, OSI Group purchased the Tyson Foods facility in Chicago. According to Cook County Recorder of Deeds, the consideration for the acquisition was $ 7.4 million. Caroline Ahn, Tyson Foods spokeswoman said that the company would have lost 480 jobs. In their final production day, there were only 250 employees remaining at the firm. Kevin Scott posited that the facility would enhance OSI’s capacity to meet the evolving needs of the consumers. Scott is OSI North America’s senior executive vice president.
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