OSI Group and Baho Foods, A Perfect Match

With the recent acquisition of Baho Foods OSI Group has put themselves into a better position in the European market than they have ever been. The company, which will be a wholly owned subsidiary of OSI Group has itself five subsidiaries which offer a wide range of products that are a perfect complement to the current offerings of OSI. Of course, OSI is already the leader in meatpacking and prepared food processing around the business world, but that isn’t to say that there isn’t always some room for improvement and expansion of offerings in any organization.

With Baho joining the OSI family, the latter gets access to a wide range of recognized high quality brand products that are popular with food service outlets across the 18 European countries that the former operates. The subsidiaries who make these products are Vital Convenience, Gelderland Frischwaren, Bakx Foods, Henri van de Bilt, and Q Smart Life. The expert leadership team that will be in place representing OSI Group will be comprised of John Balvers, the Managing Director of Baho, and his current team of division managers. The continuity of the majority of the company’s primary management staying in place in roles congruent to their current ones is important to the success of the acquisition and the success of the combined companies in the future.

OSI Group is no stranger to expansion, in fact, they have built the entire history of the firm on the idea of never resting on one accomplishment, and always striving for growth. This is what has allowed them to evolve over their hundred plus year lifespan from a single corner butcher shop in the Oak Park neighborhood of Chicago, to being the butcher shop to the world, with operations in more than 29 countries, 65 facilities in 17 countries, and more than 20,000 direct employees and an additional 25,000-30,000 indirect workers in their own upstream supply chain. Today the company is the food industry leader in processed foods, and prepared meat products for convenience, retail, restaurant, and specialty program fast food operations.The acquisition of Baho Foods by OSI opens the door for a brighter future for both companies and a better supply chain solution for the end consumers of their products.

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