OSI Industries was founded in 1909 and has been providing its customers with the highest quality of meats and other food products ever since. The company was put together by a German immigrant by the name of Otto Kolschowsky who came to the United States in hopes of living the American dream. His company rapidly took off and become a global force to be reckoned with by the 1970s. Today, OSI is continuing to focus on its mission of expanding into new markets and offering its customers customized food solutions.
In 2017, OSI Industries made some improvements to its plant in Toledo, Spain, which allow the plant to produce 24,000 tons of poultry a year compared to the 12,000 ton capacity it was working with before. The upgrades to the plant costed close to 17 million euros, and along with a new assembly line, being added, the company included a modern surveillance system that includes cameras and a modern firefighting system. The company has been making improvements to make it a more sustainable company, and some of the improvements will reduce the plant’s electricity consumption allow it to recycle machine-created heat.
The reason that OSI Industries is looking to increase its poultry production has to do with data that is showing an increased demand for chicken products in the region and all over Spain and Portugal. During the last three years. demand has risen by over 8% and OSI plans on capitalizing on this demand by providing what people want. A new production hall at the plant will do just that, and to make its products even better. OSI Industries built a testing kitchen that where specialized chefs will create new and tasty food combinations for the company’s customers.
OSI Industries also recently purchased a former Tyson Foods plant in the south-side of Chicago. This plant will help it to provide more to its customers in the region as well as the United States, at-large. The plant was purchased for more than $7 million, and many of the employees of Tyson that were set to lose their jobs because of the closure were offered new jobs with OSI.