OSI Food Solutions is without a doubt one of the largest food production companies globally. The company has its headquarters in Aurora, Illinois. It has however taken its food production business to over 17 countries, and many more will be added in coming years. The company possesses over 65 food production plants on top of having over 20,000 employees, and the numbers keep growing by the day. The Forbes ranks it as one of the largest private companies in the United States. In 2016, it was ranked number #58 with a total production capacity of $6.1 billion. It is one of the companies which have a good reputation locally and abroad.
OSI Food Solutions has focused its recent work on the production of more products while at the same time expanding further; locally and internationally. The company is focusing its attention on high potential markets such as Europe. The strategy it has been applying here is known as Acquisition. In the past three years, there has been concentration on the expansion of the business in Europe. The company is trying to raise the bar of food production in all places around the world. There is not a single place in the world that will be left out as the company moves on with its expansion work.
OSI Food Solutions has expanded its operations in Europe through acquisitions of two key businesses in Netherlands and UK. The company started its acquisition with the Baho Food. The Dutch food company will help OSI Food Solutions to expand its business operations in Europe. The deal between these two is likely to bring better results for OSI since it will benefit from the high number of people who consume processed foods in this region. Baho Food has 14 affiliates in the region who will help in making the market better for OSI.
The other acquisition that the company has made is that of Flagship Europe, which has since been renamed Creative Foods. This deal will likely make the business to do well in the United Kingdom. The deal will not only help OSI but Creative Foods as well.
With the kind of deals that OSI Food Solutions is making in Europe, it is clear they have a plan of a total takeover in this region. They have their goals aimed at controlling the market through acquisitions which will give them a quick entry into the market.