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OSI Group Acquires Baho Food and Wins Dual Awards from the British Safety Council

OSI Group is one of the largest and well-established food processing companies globally. It is acknowledged for providing food solutions and products for the food industry. As such, OSI Group supplies bacon and sausage, pork, beef, poultry and seafood dough, vegetable, fruit as well as cheese based products.

The Acquisition of Baho Food

Although the OSI group is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, it operates additional branches or offices in other parts of the globe including China, the United Kingdom as well as Germany. In recent expansion endeavors, OSI acquired the Baho Food, which is a Dutch manufacturer of deli meats, convenience foods as well as snacks. David G. McDonald, the COO and president of OSI Group, acknowledged the acquisition for broadening OSI’s presence in Europe.

Why Was Baho an Ideal Candidate for Acquisition

Baho Food operates about five subsidiaries with processing plants based on Netherlands and Germany. The five subsidiaries include Vital Convenience, Gelderland Frischwaren, Q Smart Life, Henri van de Bilt and Bakx Foods. They all serve clients in nearly 18 European nations. Furthermore, Baho’s brand and product portfolio, matches the current processing abilities of OSI Group.


Accomplishments of OSI Group

OSI Group is a successful food processing company. Being ranked among the 39th Top 100 Food and Beverage Companies for 2014 serves as proof of the success of OSI Group. This list was drafted by considering each company’s sales of value-added, consumer goods that were processed in Canadian and US facilities

In 2016, OSI Food Solutions UK won dual awards including the Globe of Honour and the Sword of Honor, which were awarded by the British Safety Council. For this reason, the OSI Group was one of the eight and 61 companies to win the Globe of Honor and Sword of Honour awards. Both awards are designed to celebrate and recognize health, safety as well as environmental management excellence globally.

OSI Group

Initially, the OSI started its operations under the name Otto Kolschowsky Meat Market in 1909 before changing the company name to Otto & Sons in 1928. In 1975, the company transformed its name to the OSI Industries or OSI Group, LLC. Since it began its operations in 1909, the OSI Group, LLC has maintained an unwavering commitment to its client’s success.

OSI Group’s steadfast dedication to its client’s success serves as the primary reason why top global brands regard OSI Group as leading food provider. Subsequently, such global brands rely on OSI to consistently provide exceptional food solutions for their processing and product development needs.