The OSI Industries has expanded over the decades to become one of the largest food providers across the globe. The company operates over 65 plants in 17 countries and employs over 20000 people.
Recently, OSI Food Solutions Spain invested 17 million euros in a new capacity production line, that will see chicken products production double from 12000 tons to 24000 tons.
With this expansion, the OSI Industries Spain branch, located in Toledo will produce a total of 45000 tons of beef, pork and chicken products. The new line has created employment for twenty people with the position of development manager also established to develop new products and also improve current products.
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José María del Río, Managing Director of OSI Food Solutions Spain, stated that the demand for chicken products in Spain and Portugal has been on the increase. According to the Managing Director, OSI Industries, demand has increased steadily over the past ten years at a six percent rate every year. However, the three past years have experienced an eight percent annual increase. Mr. del Río is positive that demand will continue to rise. He also believes that the company will shape its operations to satisfy the rising number of its customers.
The newly constructed building that houses the production line measures approximately 22,600 square feet. Inside, there is a flexible development kitchen where changing consumer and client needs will be addressed. The building also contains refrigerated rooms, an employee lounge, a supply storage space, a production area and shipping and receiving areas.
The OSI Group is not only proud of its international expansion but also its improved sustainability. The newly created production line uses modern equipment that has reduced the company’s energy consumption by 20%. The plant has incorporated a cogeneration and refrigeration system that enables heat recovery for improved environmental care.
The OSI Industries President and Chief Operating Officer, David McDonald, stated that the expansion in Spain would enable the group to increase its portfolio of products and improve their food service. He expressed his optimism that the company is headed in the right direction. Mr. McDonald is also happy that OSI Group has hired more people and increased the number of products they can offer.
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