OSI Food Solutions has been providing meat and animal byproducts since 1909. A few decades later, the company established an international presence, reaching across the Americas, and to Europe and Asia from their small town home in Aurora, Illinois. They’ve established long relationships with notable businesses and charities like Ronald McDonald House Charities. With presences in 17 countries, in 65 facilities, it relies on a work force of 20,000 responding to a global demand for meat. As global markets demand more and newer products, OSI Food Solutions stays on top on consumer trends no matter the region. it’s how they continue to deliver what consumers want most.
This is only made possible thanks to local managers who take their experience in the region to cement the company’s foothold there. A three year expansion plan took the brand to new facilities in China, India, and even Australia, and expanded its poultry process in the US and Europe. It’s a process made simpler through collaboration. Dutch meat manufacturer, Baho Food, knows what Dutch consumers want and surrounding European markets. With tens of thousands of square feet, OSI Food Solutions acquired this company and built new installations in Europe and started Creative Foods Europe.
A similar approach led to the acquisition of a Philippine company which is now GenOSI. President and CEO of OSI Food Solutions, David McDonald, is looking for ways to sustain consistent growth. But it has to be done in a way that doesn’t compromise quality or shipping, and maintains their important relationships with businesses like McDonald’s. The plan for securing that growth and reputation is developing profiles to meet the specific needs of each business as though they were partners rather than simply consumers. That means maintaining the right volume and learning about consumer trends as they emerge, so they can serve customers what they won’t most before the competition. One such trend is sous vide,a method popular by OSI Food Solutions to keep proteins and vegetables consistent for every processed batch. It’s applied in processing plants to reduce water without compromising temperature, consistency, or quality of their products.