OSI Food Solutions in Toledo, Spain, added a high-volume assembly line in its factory. The investment of 17 million increased the chicken output from 12,000 tons to 24,000 tons each year. The expansion has increased the total meat capacity to over 45,000 tons including beef, pork and chicken products.
The fast-growing demand for chicken in Portugal and Spain, lead OSI Food Solutions, to expand their plant. Over the past decade, the demand for chicken has grown more than 6 per cent. The last three years the demand for chicken products has grown 8 per cent per year. OSI is ready for the demand and is expecting continued growth in the future.
The expansion to the existing factory totaled 22,600 square feet. A new production hall was added along with storage for supplies and a new shipping and receiving area. There is now a service area for oil, nitrogen tanks and refrigerated rooms. A new social area for the employees was also added. In order to better serve clients and consumers, a new product development kitchen was also added.
OSI Food Solutions has high standards for sustainability. The new equipment has already reduced the use of electricity by almost 20 percent. They were granted 1.5 million by the regional government in recognition of their employment, development and sustainability. The European Agricultural Guarantee Fund, gave them the funds in 2016.
Flagship Europe was OSI’s third purchase. I was purchased in the winter of 2016. Renamed in January 2018, Flagship Europe, became Creative Foods Europe. They now supply the UK market with sous vide products, frozen poultry, condiments, like mayonnaise, sauces and dressings, along with pies. They now also have sandwich fillings, marinades and dips, thanks to the buying of Calder Foods.
OSI’s President and Chief Operating Officer, David McDonald said the purchase of OSI Europe, has increased the company’s presence in Europe. The increased number of resources that OSI gained will help expand the Flagship Europe’s global market and expand its customer base. Flagship Europe now has the chance to supply their customers with the foods they want and need. OSI Food Solutions is also proud to add many new job positions in their company.
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