When it comes to listing market leaders in the hospitality sector, OSI Food solutions are always the top scorers, and this has been so, for the past five decades.
Established in 1909 by Otto Kochowsky, OSI Food solutions has seen the world change from the good old days when only eight percent of American homes had phones to now a technological era that seems to have changed everything. It has also endured different economic depressions, and now it’s a world leader when it comes to food processing. How did it achieve this? Two words, innovative leadership.
How OSI Continues To Achieve Greatness in the Food Market
Ever since its inception in 1909, OSI Food solutions has had innovative leaders from its founding father Otto Kochowsky to the now current leader Sheldon Lavin. Mr. Lavin has been steering OSI Food solutions since 1975, and its success can be significantly attributed to his style of leadership. For instance, under his tenure, OSI has made major strides, and it is now spreading out in seventeen countries, and acts as a source of income to over twenty thousand people.
It has also made key acquisitions in countries such as Europe, a factor that enables it to expand into new territories. For instance, in 2016, OSI procured Flagship Europe from the Flagship Food Group and renamed it Creative Foods Europe this year. Through this purchase, OSI Food solutions will now be able to extend its operations into the UK food market thereby expanding its customer base. Besides Flagship Europe, other key acquisitions made in 2016 by OSI foods include a controlling stake in Baho Foods, a manufacturer of convenience foods in Europe. Baho Foods has five subsidiaries and through these, OSI Europe will be able to increase its visibility throughout the continent.
Besides procuring properties, OSI also added a high capacity production line in its OSI Spain branch. This move will enable it to increase its chicken product output, thereby meeting the increasing demand for poultry products in Spain and Portugal. This will ensure that it retains its position as an industry leader, in Spain’s food market. This production line will ramp up its production capacity from 12000 tons to approximately 45,000 tons hence enabling it to meet and surpass the needs of the market, hence achieving even more growth.