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OSI Industries Is Expanding Worldwide

In 2016, OSI Industries acquired the Dutch company Baho Foods. The purveyor of snacks, deli meats and convenience foods serves retail and food service suppliers. According to the OSI President and Chief Executive Officer, Baho Food products are a complimentary addition to what OSI has to offer. Acquiring Baho Foods will also add to OSI’s worldwide appeal, especially in European markets and give both companies additional capabilities to better serve customers.

Baho Foods maintains subsidiaries with processing facilities in the Netherlands and Germany and serve 18 European countries. The plan at the time of the acquisition was to have the Baho Food management team remain in place and work with OSI for the transition and to formulate a growth plan for the combined companies. Baho Foods is excited to be part of the OSI team and family of foods, as Baho will have the ability to better leverage what they have to offer. The combination of the companies will better serve both sets of customers to achieve their food service goals. Both companies now have a broader portfolio of products to offer and additional capabilities to offer.

OSI made another acquisition in 2016 when they purchased Flagship Europe. They provide dressings, sauces, mayonnaise, along with pies; sous vide products and frozen poultry to customers in the United Kingdom. The acquisition gives both companies broader appeal in their respective and additional markets. Each company will have access to new opportunities, as well as take advantage of each company’s strength’s. With the addition of Flagship to the OSI family the portfolio of products is increased and enhanced and gives both companies the opportunity to serve their clients evolving needs and goals. Before being acquired by OSI, Flagship had previously acquired Calder Foods, a supplier of food to go dips, mayonnaise, sauces and marinades, along with sandwich fillings.

OSI Industries has a history dating back to 1909 when Otto Kolschowsky opened a family owned and operated meat market in Oak Park, Illinois. The company was built on the entrepreneurial spirit and that same spirit remains today. It is OSI’s belief that each person is capable of making a difference and OSI is always on the lookout for those that fit the company philosophy. OSI offers employment opportunities to those who want to help make a difference. The company offers a culture of support to each employee and encourages them to grow beyond their reach.

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