OSI Food Solutions has again gone into the books of history when it announced that it is expanding its Toledo facility. The announcement, however, does not come as a surprise some who for a long time have known what the food production company is capable of doing. At least, the company made a mark in 2016 when it acquired a small property in Chicago. From then on, OSI Food Solutions has developed a trend of acquiring and expanding its facilities. According to the company, it is simply doing this to meet the ever-increasing demand of chicken, beef, and pork production.
The newly, expanded Toledo facility that occupies an aggregate of 22, 600 sq ft will be home to 160 employees who comprise the newly-recruited 20 employees. According to the company’s Managing Director, José María del Río, the facility will increase productivity from 12, 000 tons that the company has been producing in recent years to a staggering 24, 000 tons starting this year. Besides, OSI Food Solutions aims at sustaining production in the coming thanks to the new skilled personnel. Among those who were recruited recently include a product development manager, a position that ensures sufficient and sustainable production.
In recent years, there has been an increasing demand of chicken products especially in Spain and Portugal. It is on this note the MD says that the Toledo expansion has come at the right time. The new facility will among other things give room to refrigeration rooms, employees’ lounge, shipping and receiving areas, production hall, and supply storage area. OSI Food Solutions Chief Operating Officer, who is also the company’s president David McDonald says that they are elated with the latest achievement because it will make consumers smile. “We’re are particularly thrilled to announce that this expansion will not only enable us to deliver our promises of producing chicken products but also make them smile. From now on, our clients will put a smile on their face because there will be no shortfall,” McDonald said.
As part of its commitment to help companies achieve their millennium goals, the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund gave OSI Solutions a grant to complete its Toledo expansion project. It should be remembered that this is not the first financial aid OSI Food Solutions has received from satisfied agencies. The Chamber of Commerce gave OSI an award in 2016 for honoring its pledge to help alleviate poverty by employing more people from the local community. This has enabled the company to receive various awards, which include the Edward C. Jones Community Service Award and the Global Visionary Award.