Recent Acquisition of Flagship Food Group
OSI Group has recently acquired the UK-based group, Flagship Food Group. With a wide product line of poultry, pies, and sauces, the company is in a great position to give OSI the broad Europe-based presence they need to grow. This is a big compliment to the current strengths of the OSI group, and also works to serve the evolving need of the market.
Company’s Diverse Global Reach
Foodservice customers for over 60 years have relied upon OSI Group for protein and other food products. OSI has a presence in 17 countries, across 60 facilities. They are also a privately-held company and is based out of Aurora, Illinois. The company supplies food to a wide range of customers across the foodservice and retail industries.
Wins Prestigious Award
In the UK, the organization was recently recognized with a prestigious award for environmental risk management. Held at Drapers’ Hall in the City of London, the award was presented at a luncheon designed to recognize top leaders in the food service industry. The chair of the British Safety Council indicated that this was a very high honor designed to show leadership in the management of environmental and safety risks.
Integration With Sandwich Company
Also being integrated with the acquisition of Flagship Europe is Calder Foods, which is a supplier of sandwich fillings and sauces. This represents an increased set of resources available to Flagship Europe to improve their position and serve customers.
Acquires Tyson Foods Plant Based in Chicago
OSI Group is also the owner of a former Chicago-based Tyson Foods plant in a move to add infrastructure for support. The aim of this acquisition is to support customers and expand the presence of the processing business. This plant is located on the South Side of Chicago, and the acquisition absorbed much of the workforce which was laid off when the plant closed. This facility formerly produced hospitality-industry meals such as Tempura Chicken and crepes.
Major Employer With Wide Range of Skillsets and Opportunities
OSI Group is also a major employer, with a wide range of opportunities offered to individuals seeking employment. Plant managers, packaging operators, and early career individuals interested in internships in operations and safety are able to find opportunities with the OSI Group.