OSI Industries is an American company that operates all over the world to offer its customers food solutions that fit the needs of their region or nation. Recently, the company has decided to expand its Toledo, Spain facility. The new additions to the plant there now allow it to produce 24,000 tons of chicken products every year rather than the 12,000 tons it was able to produce before the expansion. This plant can now produce more than 45,000 tons of pork, beef, and chicken products, and in the process 20 new jobs were created that locals will most likely fill. Demand for chicken products have been increasing yearly in the area, which means the new expansion will make another welcome addition to the expansion efforts of the company.
OSI Industries has been expanding on a yearly basis ever since its humble beginnings as a meat market and deli in 1909. Back then, the company served a local market and only expanded into the wholesale aspect of the business when its popularity grew. The founder of OSI, Otto Kolschowsky, had emigrated to the United States from Germany, and his work ethic was the reason for his company’s early rapid growth. His company was renamed Otto & Sons after his sons joined him, and then it became OSI Industries in the 1970’s when Sheldon Lavin was hired on.
During the late 1980’s and early 1990’s OSI Industries continued its expansion mission and built facilities outside of the Chicago area in the United States and in other countries around the world. Today, OSI has operational facilities all over Europe, Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, the Philippines, and many other countries and is expecting to move into more markets in the coming years. A recent purchase of a former Tyson Foods plant in the south-side of Chicago has cemented its stability and infrastructure in the region, and its purchase of Baho Food is allowing it to offer more to its European customers. Looking ahead, OSI Industries is re-doubling its efforts to improve its environmental impact and the sustainability of its operations and expects to continue its leading role as one of the best food companies in the world.