OSI Group is a food processing company that supplies meat and other food products to various industries. OSI Food Solutions UK was one of the recipients of the Globe of Honor Award in 2016. The British Safety Council presented the award at an awards luncheon that was held in London. Only 18 organizations were presented with the award last year. This is evidence of the high standards at OSI Group. The Globe of Honor is awarded to companies that have environmental management strategies in place at their facilities. Companies have to get a five-star rating from an audit that is conducted by the British Safety Council for them to be considered for the award.
Lynda Armstrong is the chairperson of the British Safety Council. Lynda congratulated OSI Group and the other companies for their commitment to preserving the environment. Kelly Grimwood accepted the award on behalf of OSI Group and said that leaders were important in driving the company towards excellence. OSI Group announced that they had acquired Baho Food in August of last year. Baho Food is a Dutch manufacturer of food and meat. It supplies products to the retail and food service industries. The managing team at Baho will remain at the company and will work together with executives at OSI to chart the way forward for the enterprise.
He mentioned that the two companies would combine strengths to provide customers with more products and better services. David McDonald is the president of OSI Group. He said that Baho would help the company to increase its presence in Europe and would aid in meeting the evolving needs of their customers. OSI also purchased a food processing facility that was previously owned by Tyson Foods. Tyson Foods had announced that they would be closing the facility sometime in 2016 and several jobs would be lost as a result. The remaining staff from Tyson Foods was offered employment at OSI at the time of the acquisition.
OSI acquired another company in the European region known as Flagship Europe last month. Flagship supplies frozen poultry, sauces, and dressings. The Chief Executive at Flagship Europe, Russell Maddock stated that with the acquisition, they would have access to vast resources which would strengthen their position in the market. He also noted that they would get access to global clients and markets since OSI is a global company.