Running a business in the food industry has numerous considerations. As the president of the OSI Group, David McDonald feels the company is so well placed globally they can handle the challenges involved. The OSI Group is one of the world’s leaders in supplying products like beef patties, sausage links, sandwiches and pizza. The company has over fifty facilities in seventeen countries and is currently expanding in China.
OSI has been in China for twenty years and has grown with the country. They currently have eight factories and are on their way to being the biggest producer of poultry. The company’s operations in China serve clients like Subway, Burger King, Papa John’s, Saizeriya, Starbucks, Yum and McDonald’s. OSI is focusing on China since they are currently the fastest growing consumer market worldwide.
In the past year OSI has announced, expanded or launched plans for seven new production and processing facilities all over the world. This includes a facility for beef processing in Poland, a feed mill located in the Shandong Province in China and a plant for processing frozen foods in Madanapalle, India. The plant OSI opened in Geneva and produces private label and branded frozen entrees. Their operations in Hungary added a new area for large cold storage and a higher capacity production line. The cost of $25 million tripled the capacity of their production of processed chicken.
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David McDonald of OSI says they want their company to grow and gain in significance to their customers. He explained they offer so much more than production capacity. OSI also handles product development as. McDonald realizes consumers are becoming more sophisticated and demanding in the foods they choose and understands giving consumer what they want is critical.
The OSI Group works with the manufacturers of equipment to develop the processes necessary to make certain food is of a high quality and safe. They monitor the way their food is grown. They use their technical resources and employees to understand how to take a concept and turn it into a product. The company is continuing their steady growth.