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OSI Group has been expanding its business operations to more places around the world. International expansion has been on high gear in recent years and has seen the company build new production plants in different countries as well as making major acquisitions especially in Europe. Some notable acquisitions in Europe includes Baho Foods and Flagship Europe. The company seems dedicated to improving their service delivery in Europe which forms a high proportion of the food market in the world.

OSI Group is currently continuing with its expansion program even in the local market. Recently it acquired a food production plant that was formerly owned by Tyson Foods which was closing down. OSI Group is clearly a company on the route to reaching every part of the globe. With the recent developments, there is a high likelihood that every part of the globe will be supplied with food products made by the OSI group.

The history of this company is long. It has been in existence for the last one century. Otto Kolschowsky around 1912 originally started it. Since then, it has grown steadily under just a few managers. After the founder passed on, he left the management to his two sons who brought in the current CEO Sheldon Lavin in 1975 to assist them with the management. The two later left the company under different circumstances leaving Sheldon Lavin as the only director in the company. He managed to run the company on his own and until today, he is still doing well. He had come from the banking sector before joining the company.

OSI Group made its big breakthrough when it was hired by McDonald to supply hamburgers. It was then known as Otto & Sons. As McDonald’s became a big enterprise, there was pressure on OSI Group to supply more products. In 1975, they were forced to build a new plant so that they could meet the huge demand that was coming from McDonald’s.

After Sheldon Lavin came into the company, he builds on the progress that had been realized and assisted in opening more plants to meet the huge demand of products especially after McDonald organized its supply chain and picked OSI Group to be among the four suppliers which would do all its supplies.

Sheldon Lavin is assisted in managing the company by President David McDonald. Both of them has led the company on a continuous journey of working to make food available to all people in the world. The company mainly supplies protein foods such as pork, beef, and poultry products among other fast foods.

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