OSI Food Solutions is an American company with a global audience that provides its customers with customized food solutions that please any regional or national market. Recently the company began to double its chicken production capacity in Toledo, Spain by adding a high capacity production line there. This brings the total production capacity to 24,000 tons of chicken from the 12,000 ton limit it was at prior to the move. In Toledo, OSI Food Solutions can now produce a combined total of over 45,000 tons of chicken, pork, and beef products, and the move will also bring more jobs to the facility.
OSI Food Solutions has had the Toledo, Spain food processing plant in place since 1990, and the Managing Director of OSI Spain, José María del Río, expressed the fact that the region has been seeing an increased desire for chicken products over the years. He is not expecting this to change, and the new capacity should allow OSI to satisfy the needs of its customers and grow with their desires for more options. Along with the upgrades and increase of space, the company took extra care to ensure that the new facility added new measures to improve its sustainability into the future. Along with recycling heat that its equipment produces to be reused, the facility’s updated equipment has allowed it to cut down on its consumption of electricity by roughly 1/5th of what it was before the changes were made.
OSI Food Solutions is a $6.1 billion company that has been in existence since 1909. It has been a top 100 American food company for years, and it’s CEO, Sheldon Lavin, has been pointed out as being a large part of the reason for this. Part of this has to do with the fact that he took OSI from being a domestic food company, that served the Illinois region, to a worldwide food company that has facilities and plants in 16 countries. One of the key factors for it being chosen as a top 100 American food company is the fact that it continues to put its customers first by offering them a variety of food choices including custom possibilities that are created by its own chefs in its testing kitchen.