OSI Food Solutions is one of the top 100 processed food companies in the United States. According to Forbes, as of the end of 2016 it brought in $6.1 billion in revenue each year and was ranked as the 58th biggest private company in the nation. Its headquarters are just outside of Chicago, Illinois. It is owned by Sheldon Lavin who is the CEO and chairman.
Under Sheldon Lavin’s leadership, OSI Food Solutions is now an international company that has 65 food processing facilities and more than 200,000 employees. They have a global supply chain that delivers food to restaurants around the globe including North America, Europe, and Asia. They are known in the food industry to have the highest standards when it comes to quality, safety, and environmental responsibility. In addition to restaurants they also supply processed foods to grocery store chains.
Most of what OSI Food Solutions offers are protein-based. They can get food to their clients that can be either raw or fully cooked as well as fresh or frozen. Their facilities are customizable and so when they deliver fresh beef patties, for instance, they can be customized to whatever size and shape that individual client needs. They also supply some vegetable, sauces, and dough-based goods to some of their clients.
One of the nations that OSI food Solutions has facilities in is Spain. They have an existing food processing facility in Toledo, Spain. They recently introduced a new high capacity production line in this plant. The result was that they were able to double the amount of poultry they process. Before this production line opened they could process 12,000 tons annually and now they can process 24,000 tons.
In total, OSI Food Solutions processed 45,000 tons of poultry, beef, and pork at this facility. They hired an additional 20 people for this new line and so now employ 160 in this city. The protein they process is sent to their clients in both Spain and Portugal. Their managing director in this region of the world, José María del Río, said that demand for chicken has been soaring which is why they needed this new high capacity production line. He said that demand for chicken over the last 10 years has gone up by 6% each year and over the past three years by 8% annually. The new line also incorporates a food defense system as well as indoor cameras to maintain quality.