OSI Industries has been creeping its way up the Top 100 Food Companies list. OSI is a regular on the list, but recently their position has been steadily increasing in response to major European plays. With over 65 facilities and hundreds of thousands of employees, OSI has definitely earned their place on the Top 100 Food Companies List. However, recent moves have both cemented their place on the list and increased their ranking.
One of the major European plays OSI Industries made was in acquisitions. OSI acquired two key food supply companies in Europe recently. Both of the acquisitions will improve not only their brand, products, and reputation, but their networking and shipping capabilities in Europe. OSI is an Illinois based company, so having a strategic European network is important. OSI acquired already established networks in order to rely on solid infrastructure that is already on the ground.
One of these acquisitions, Baho Foods will see OSI increase their network in Germany and the Netherlands, both of which are major meat eaters. The private Dutch supplier of deli products has been supplying the food service industry in the Netherlands and Germany for some time. Having that pre-established infrastructure will benefit OSI in many different ways. First, it adds to their brand identity while also increasing the number of products that OSI Industries ships. Second, and perhaps most importantly it will allow OSI to use Baho Foods shipping and routing routes.
Baho wasn’t the only recent European purchase, OSI Industries also scooped up Flagship Europe — who changed their name to Creative Foods after the acquisition — and bolstered their supply lines with major European players such as the United Kingdom. Creative Food is a key pie, poultry, sauce, and filling provider. This undisclosed deal will help OSI Industries remain competitive in some of the larger meat consuming countries in Europe.
OSI Industries is making headroom in Europe. Surprising and innovative acquisitions in Europe by an American company is part of the reason that OSI Industries is looking to make their way up the list and become one of the biggest meat processors in the world. OSI is already a major company in the industry, but with recent moves, they are looking to make some wiggle room to jump to the top of the list. OSI is showing the meat processing industry how you become a global force in selling and processing meat products.
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