OSI Industries has expanded its operations in different parts of the world. The company seems to have engaged a different gear as far as the expansion of the business is concerned. The last two years have seen increased activity in the local and international market. The company which is led by CEO Sheldon Lavin seems determined to take control of the European food market through the acquisition of some companies and expansion of existing food production activities. One of the initiatives taken by the company is the expansion of the OSI food plant in Toledo. A high production capacity line has been added to boost the production of chicken products.
High demand for chicken products has made the company to take an important step of increasing demand to meet the demand for food products. After the expansion, production of chicken products from this facility will double. From the 12,000 tons produced annually in the past, the plant will have a capacity to produce 24,000 tons of chicken products. The increase will ensure that the market has sufficient chicken products to cover the growing demand for these products. Consumer data from Spain and Portugal show that consumers in this region have recorded a steady increase in chicken products consumption for the past one year. In recent years, the trend has jumped from six percent to eight percent.
OSI Industries want to maintain the number one position as a food production company in the area, and therefore customer satisfaction is key. The company added 22,600 square feet of space which will ensure there is enough space to carry out the new production activities. The overall production capacity from the plant has increased to 45,000 tons annually since the same plant is involved in the production of pork and beef products. OSI Industries has also added a new testing kitchen for the development of new products. This kitchen comes with a new position of product development manager.
OSI Industries continues to create employment opportunities for local communities around the world with the expansion plans. After the expansion of Toledo food plant, 20 more workers will be added. The total employees’ capacity will now be 160. Globally, OSI has employed over 20,000 workers to serve in over 65 food production plants. The operations of the company have expanded to 17 countries around the globe. The management of the company led by COO, David McDonald has a commitment to its customers, of taking the company to all corners of the world.
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