Over the past few years, there has been a growing demand for chicken products throughout Spain and Portugal. OSI Industries has responded to that demand by expanding its facility in Toledo, Spain. At a cost of 17 million euros, the facility has been able to double the amount of chicken products produced in a year, going from 12,000 tons to 24,000 tons. Following completion of the expansion project, OSI Industries Toledo facility has 22,600 square feet of new space. The additions to the plant include a production hall, new shipping and receiving areas, service areas, storage areas, refrigerated rooms for waste container storage, and a social area for employees. In addition, the facility has a new test kitchen to improve food products.
Because of energy efficiency and sustainability measures taken during the construction, the facility has reduced electricity usage by 20 percent. Along with additional space, the Toledo plant gained additional employees as twenty new people were hired after the expansion. The plant now has 160 total employees. The expansion of the Spain facility is just one aspect of OSI Industries overall growth over the past few years. In 2016, the company bought a storage warehouse in Chicago that previously belonged to Tyson Foods.
More expansion has also taken place in Europe, specifically with OSI’s purchase Baho Food. Baho is a manufacturer of snacks, deli products, and convenience foods. The company and its subsidiaries provide food products to 18 different countries, with many of these products similar to those already distributed by OSI Industries. Another major purchase in Europe for OSI was Flagship Europe, which has been renamed Creative Foods Europe. This company mainly serves the United Kingdom, and offers frozen poultry, pies, sauces, and dressings. The purchase now gives OSI and Creative Foods Europe a much larger presence in the marketplace.