OSI Industries, a world-leading distributor of wholesale food products, has grown from a regional U.S. food distributor into a company with operations across the globe. Since the 1970s, the OSI business model has been corporate expansion by taking advantage of opportunities for acquisition, merger and partnership. Even though OSI already occupies the space of being one of the world’s largest food processing operations, the company continues to diligently expand operations when the opportunities present themselves. Recent years have seen some big expansions in areas such as Australia and Europe and 2016 marked a particularly impressive run for OSI Industries in the United Kingdom. Learn more about OSI at zoominfo.com
The 2016 calendar years saw OSI Industries acquire a British company called Flagship Europe. This company was a great addition to OSI’s portfolio of companies due to the fact that it has such a highly regarded reputation in the U.K. food market. Flagship Europe is known for its extensive range of high-quality products that range from items such as pies, sous vide and frozen poultry among others. The ever-expanding Food To Go area of the food service industry is also an area that Flagship Europe has placed a large amount of focus on. Flagship’s Chief Executive Russell Maddock has emphasized the fact that this business deal was great for his company because it greatly increases the firm’s overall resources. David McDonald, OSI President and board member echoed this sentiment and also emphasized that the Flagship brand was a great addition to OSI’s extensive family.
On November 25, 2016, OSI Industries added another accomplishment to its banner years in the United Kingdom. This was due to the fact that the British Safety Council chose the food processing giant as its Globe of Honour awardee for 2016. O: SI was among eighteen other great organizations that were recognized by the council for their commitment to maintaining environmentally sustainable facilities and operations.
Big news for OSI Industries in Europe was not limited to the U.K. during 2016. OSI also gained control of a Dutch food processing firm called Baho Food that year as well. With operations in both the Netherlands and Germany and an impressive geographic distribution line, Baho Food is yet another great addition to OSI’s family of companies.