OSI Food Solutions has been ramping up their production around the world by purchasing existing plants and expanding their own. These expansions will make it possible for them to meet the growing demand for chicken that has been increasing steadily throughout the last few years. Not only are these expansions taking place in the United States, but also countries like Spain.
The Aurora, Illinois based OSI Food Solutions recently added a considerable expansion to their plant located in Toledo Spain. This will allow them to double the production of their chicken products to 24,000 tons from 12,000 tons a year. In addition, it added around 20 new jobs to their existing workforce of 120 people at the plant.
In the countries of Portugal and Spain, demand for chicken has been increasing at a considerable rate in the last decade. This growth is expected to continue for in the foreseeable future which will make OSI Food Solutions primed to handle the demand with their expansion in Toledo, Spain. The building expansion is approximately 22,600 square feet and includes refrigerated rooms, storage, service areas, employee areas, and a manufacturing hall. Additionally, a development kitchen was also built in order to help OSI Food Solutions develop new products that will meet the ever-changing needs of their many customers.
In the United States, OSI Food Solutions made a strategic purchase of the now former Tyson Food plants located near one of their existing plants on the South Side of Chicago. Their purchase of this plant for $7.4 million will help OSI Food Solutions expand their manufacturing capabilities in order to meet the needs of their customers in the United States. Tyson stopped production at the plant as of Fall 2017.
While operating under Tyson, the plant in Chicago manufactured products like chicken, crepes, and soups. OSI Food Solutions is known for their many meat products such as hamburgers, chicken, breakfast foods, and even hot dogs. The former Tyson plant was mainly used to supply food for the hospitality industry while OSI Food Solutions serves both retail brands and food service industry customers such as McDonald’s.