OSI Industries has been on an expansion spree,in line with the company’s objectives to provide food services to more people on the globe. The most notable expansion being in Toledo, Spain, where the company owns a processing plant. This has seen OSI Industries boost the production capacity of their Spain’s plant by installing a large-capacity production system that will see them double their production capacity. The upgrade which cost the company 17 million euros comes with a string of benefits to the neighboring community and also to OSI Industries books of accounts.
Expansion of Toledo’s plant
Prior to the upgrade, the plant in Toledo produced about 12,000 tons of poultry products per year. Not only does the new line increase production to 45,000 tons annually, it also adds twenty jobs to the company, adding to the 140 workers that the plant has already engaged. The improvement could not have been done at a better time, with demand for chicken products being on the rise in Spain and Portugal. This is reassured by David McDonald, the chief operating officer at OSI Industries, saying that the new line will boost OSI’s product portfolio in their quest to increase value-added poultry products.
More features of the upgrade
The extensive overhaul of the plant features a high-grade surveillance system and a firefighting system. This is in a bid to guarantee the security of the staff and also the property in the plant. The upgrade also favors the comfort of the employees by adding 22, 600 square feet of operating space, giving all the workers enough elbow room. The plant now has bigger facilities for shipping, storing supplies, waste containers, nitrogen tanks, refrigerated rooms, and relaxing space for employees, and a service area for oil. Additionally, the plant contains a testing kitchen dedicated to new and developing products.
Other expansions & acquisitions
Spain’s plant upgrade is one of the many expansion and acquisition plans that OSI has completed. In 2016, the company purchased a Tyson plant in Chicago and also established a facility in California for the distribution and processing of tofu, rice and beans products. OSI also purchased Flagship Europe, enhancing its command in the United Kingdom. Furthermore, the company bought a majority stake in Netherlands’ Baho Food.
More about OSI Industries
The company is one of the most popular and trusted food service providers in the world. Thousands of people rely on OSI for efficient supply of fresh food, poultry products, beef, and pork products. The company also provides top-notch culinary services, custom food solutions, quality assurance services, and food safety.