OSI Food Solutions Spain has a plant in Toledo, Spain. The plant has increased its production of chicken products after expanding its Toledo plant. In the expansion, the firm has added new facilities in its production line that are high capacity. The plant is now producing 24,000 tons of chicken products from 12,000 annually. Essentially, the new expansion has led to a double increase. Toledo plant has increased its output to 45,000 tons of chicken, beef, and pork. There has also been an increase in the number of workers employed in the plant by addition of 20 more. After creation of a test kitchen, the position of product development manager has been created to facilitate the growth of the business by creating new food products.
The recent expansion of OSI Food Solutions has been necessitated by the high demand for chicken products in Spain and Portugal. According to statistics, the number of people consuming chicken products in these two countries for the past one decade has grown tremendously. In the last three years, there has been a growth of 8% annually. The recent expansion led to an increase of the facility by 22,600 square feet. The expansion has created more room for storage, shipping, production and service areas.
According to the President and Chief Operating Officer of David McDonald, the expansion will expand the portfolio of the products. This will lead to more products being offered to the consumers. McDonald is also happy about the new job opportunities that have been created in the industry. OSI Food Solutions is creating a business that is productive yet sustainable. The newly installed facility at Toledo has decreased powered consumption by 20%. The company is implementing environmentally friendly production methods.
Sheldon Lavin is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the OSI Group. He is the most long-serving executive of this company. He joined food company in 1975 and has held his position to date. Sheldon Lavin was brought into the company to help the then management to run it as it was expanding its operations internationally.
OSI Food Solutions is led by a visionary leader who wants to see it expand to more places in the world. Currently, it is in 17 countries and has over 65 facilities all over the world. The company has been expanding by implementing an acquisition plan that has seen it take over businesses in different countries, some of the recent acquisitions that they have made include Flagship Europe and Dutch food company called Baho Foods.
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