OSI Group has had key success in many business areas involving the food. President of OSI Group, David McDonald, has helped broker many acquisitions during his long tenure at the company. OSI Group’s purchase of Baho Food in August, 2016, added the Dutch food company to the firm’s Europe business line. This acquisition added a larger presence to Europe for OSI.
With the purchase of Baho Foods, the OSI Group acquired five subsidiaries with many processing plants. These five companies, Q Smart Life, Bakx Foods, Henri van de Bilt, Gelderland Frischwaren, and Vital Convenience, provide food services to 16 countries.
OSI Group also bought the Tyson Food facility, which was located in Chicago, Illinois, for $74 million in June, 2016. This purchase provided OSI Group with the key infrastructure to continue business growth.
OSI Group also purchased Flagship Europe in December, 2016. Flagship Europe, which is a subsidiary of Flagship Food Group, Denver, Colorado, supplies frozen poultry, sous sous, and pies to foodservice markets in Europe.
David McDonald’s prudent decision to make key acquisitions has helped to maximize OSI’s ability to create dynamic and long-lasting business alliances, internationally. OSI Group’s business partners have a keen understanding about the unique cultures, and unique business practices in each of OSI’s strategic locations.
David McDonald’s key decision to double its chicken production capacity in Spain is an example of strong leadership and decision making. The implementation of a high volume production line in the Spanish city of Toledo, helped OSI double their production from 12 thousand tons to 24 thousand tons.
OSI Group was awarded the 2016 Globe of Honour by the British Safety Council because of it excellence in the area of environmental safety. OSI has met impressive business milestones under President and COO, David McDonald’s senior tutelage, and OSI’s CEO, Sheldon Lavin.
Mr. McDonald has a strong educational foundation, which helped him in his work career. McDonald earned a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Iowa state University in 1987. One of McDonald’s key philosophies when it comes to future business success, is to prepare and adapt to change. McDonald quips that it is an essential element to a company’s business survival. McDonald also noted that the tastes of the consumer and niche food trends are dynamic ones.
OSI Group, a company based Aurora, Illinois, is privately held. OSI owns 60 facilities, and has work sites located in 16 countries.
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