Managing to steer any business to a global level has never been a walk in the park. There are so many obstacles that often lie in the path such as government regulations of different countries, cultural impact, marketing problems among many others. The scenario is even worse if the business operates under the food industry because it not only has to tease and satisfy the consumer’s taste buds but also outshine competitors. That is why it only takes a firm with exceptional management skills such as OSI group to succeed in the food industry.
OSI Group is a global food processing company which has had a long way coming and one whose success proves that there is nothing is impossible if we set our minds to it. OSI group began as a family meat market in Illinois in 1909 but thanks to excellent leadership from its well-known management team such as the CEO Sheldon Lavin and the president David McDonald, it continues to scale great heights with each dawn.
The company which is headquartered in Aurora is the market leader in the supply of value-added protein items such as hot dogs, veggie products, beef patties, pizza, sandwiches and sausages to top food service and retail brands. Since it was established, OSI group continues to conquer the food industry arena and today it prides itself on over sixty top of the shelf production facilities spread across different parts of the world such as Asia, America, Pacific region and Europe. It is easy to think that with all the success in hand, the company would stop at that, but you will be surprised to know that plans for expansion are still underway. For instance, the company plans on launching two new facilities which will make it the largest poultry producer in America.
In another strategic move which will enable it to provide a diverse array of products to its consumers, OSI group recently acquired a European company known as Baho food. By purchasing Baho foods, OSI group will now be able to serve its European market more efficiently. Baho foods is already well established in Europe and as such, it will be much easier for them to penetrate the European market. Additionally, Baho food’s products complement those of OSI group which is an added advantage as it will be easier for OSI to introduce their products. OSI group also recently purchased Tyson foods which is located in Chicago for similar reasons, and so it can be able to meet and exceed the rapidly changing needs of its customer base.
Unlike most successful global companies, OSI group does not reach all these milestones at the expense of its workers because they are well paid, and neither does it cause any harm to our environment. Fortunately, the world seems to take note of all these, and that is the reason why the company recently bagged the esteemed Globe of honor award for exceptional environmental care. The company gives back to the society by offering employment to more than 20,000 people in the seventeen countries where it operates. It currently ranks 58th on America’s largest private companies list and is also among America’s top 100 food companies.
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