OSI Industries is a global leader in providing quality products and custom solutions for the food industry. The company acquired Baho Food, which is a Dutch manufacturer of deli meats, convenience foods, and snacks serving the retail segment and food service. The COO (chief operating officer) and president of OSI Industries, David McDonald, stated that when they added Baho Food to their business of OSI Europe, it gave OSI a border presence in the entire Europe. OSI Group Acquires Flagship Europe.
The portfolio of the company’s brands and products complements the current processing strengths of OSI while broadening their abilities to serve the needs of their customers in the best way. Bah Food has five branches that have processing plants in Netherlands and Germany. The five companies include Q Smart Life, Bakx Foods, Henri van de Bilt, Vital Convenience, and Gelderland Frischwaren, serve customers in 18 Counties of Europe.
John Balvers, who is the managing director of Baho Foods, together with his managers’ team will remain part of the business. They will be working with the executives of OSI in developing a strategy for growth for the new companies that have combined. Balvers said that he was glad to be part OSI industries because OSI has relationships that are outstanding with both its suppliers and customers. Career at OSI Group.
OSI Industries also purchased a facility for processing food and a storage warehouse in the state of Chicago. The facility is 200,000 square feet and was being operated by Tysons Foods. It is in proximity to the existing Chicago facility of OSI, and it is going to provide an infrastructure that is going to support a continued business growth.
The senior EVP (executive vice president), Kevin Scott, said that the food processing facility enhances their capabilities making them able to meet their customers’ needs that are rapidly evolving. According to the spokesperson of Tyson Foods, Tyson was operating the plant in Chicago as part of its business for prepared foods. In November 2015, Tyson announced that it was going to close the facility, together with another plant located in Jefferson, Wisconsin, so that they could improve on efficiency.