OSI Food Solutions UK got awarded for its management of environmental-related risks. The British Safety Council presented it with the Globe of Honor Award for 2016. This was during an Awards luncheon at Drapers’ Hall in London on 25, November.
Organizations that have excelled in managing the environment get presented with this award. To compete for this award, an organization had to achieve five stars. This was to happen in an audit scheme of the British Safety Council. This it had to do from August 2015 to July 2016. It also needed to have shown panellists its excellence in environmental management.
In 2016, OSI Food Solutions bought the former Tyson Foods plant. The plant’s location was in Chicago. The new plant is now located near OSI’s Chicago facility. The facility will provide the badly-needed infrastructure for business growth.
Kevin Scott expressed his excitement to finally have the facility. He is senior executive vice president-OSI North America. The facility would enhance their capability to meet changing customer needs. OSI Food Solutions did not disclose the type of products processed at the facility. Neither did they reveal the financial terms of this transaction.
In 2016, OSI Food Solutions acquired Baho Food. Baho Food was a Dutch manufacturer of deli meats and snacks. There was no disclosure of the terms of the transaction.
David G. McDonald, president of OSI Group, couldn’t hide his excitement. Baho Food’s portfolio of products complemented OSI’s processing strengths. It also broadened its capabilities to serve the ever-changing needs of its customers.
Baho has five subsidiaries. It also has processing plants in Germany and Netherlands. The five companies offer their services in 18 countries in Europe.
John Balvers was Baho Food’s managing director. He said that his team would work with OSI executives to develop a strategy for the combined companies. He expressed his excitement about becoming part of the OSI Group. He added that OSI has good relations with its clients and suppliers. With combined efforts, they would support their customers better. The transaction would go a long way to speed their growth strategy.
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