For a company that was founded over a century ago, OSI Industries has made some major moves in recent years when it comes to building up its company brand and spreading its influence on a more global level.
As a large private American company in the meat packing industry, OSI Industries – also referred to as the OSI Group – has built its brand over the years into becoming one of the top names in food retail and product services in the world. Yet, even as the Aurora, Ill.-based company has expanded its reach, the company is literally expanding its territory of late. A prime example would be its acquisition of Flagship Europe in December 2016.
Though OSI was originally formed back in Illinois as a family meat market, the company has grown from family venture one of the largest privately held American business companies in the nation. As of 2016, Forbes Magazine listed OSI listed as among the top 60 private companies there is with annual revenues over $6 billion. The company’s custom products vary to include meat, poultry, pork, sandwiches, hot dogs, pizza and green produce. As a result, OSI serves a number of major food chains such as McDonalds, Yum fast food chains, Subway, and Starbucks among others.
Yet, despite a reach which includes some 20,000 employees working at 65 different facilities in 17 different countries, OSI Industries is still looking to expand its influence further.
To that end, acquiring Flagship Europe helps the firm increase its presence overseas. Flagship Europe is a food supplier in the United Kingdom with its top products including poultry, dressings, sauces, pies, and even mayonnaise. Recently, Flagship Europe extended its own reach into more food-to-go products involving sandwich condiments.
Now Flagship Europe has been renamed Creative Foods Europe as an example of OSI’s priority of developing innovative food solutions for various global needs.
This tendency toward always looking forward is one reason why OSI Industries stands out as a major American food company. For OSI, it isn’t just about custom foods and the supply of them, but the firm also works on helping to create solid food distribution, helping to advancing engineering to speed up the food supply process, and food safety.
Due to that belief and a view toward constantly expanding its reach, OSI Industries continues as one of the top food brand names in the country and, perhaps soon, the entire world.