OSI Food Solutions is an American food company that operates facilities all over the world enabling it to serve an international customer base. Forbes values OSI at $6.1 billion and has recognized it as the #58 top American company for its high standards and continuance to offer highly customized food options to its broad range of clientele. OSI won a 2016 Globe of Honour that was awarded by the British Safety Council for paying attention to the details that make its company environmentally friendly. The Council found that OSI had excellent environmental management standards all of the way through its company.
OSI Food Solutions in Spain recently modified its Toledo, Spain facility enabling it to double its production capacity of chicken. The close to $21 million USD investment changed the capacity of the facility from 12,000 tons to 24,000 tons of chicken on a yearly basis. The improvement means that the facility can now produce over 45,000 tons of high quality pork, chicken, and beef every year, and an added bonus is the fact that 20 new jobs will be available; including management positions that will be filled by qualified applicants with a desire to make the company greater than it already is.
José María del Río, the Managing Director of OSI Food Solutions in Spain, expressed the fact that the facility was upgraded to meet an expanding need for more chicken products in, both, Portugal and Spain. He further pointed out that the region has continued to see a six to eight percent growth in the desire for more food items with chicken in it and that the move made by OSI was due to the expected continued growth of this desire. The additions to the plant added 22,600 square feet and include a new are for employees to socialize, tanks with nitrogen and hot water, waste container rooms that are refrigerated, a fresh hall for production, and much more.
To ensure that the new facility was in line with OSI Food Solution’s model of sustainability, the company included installations of modern equipment that has already cut the facility’s consumption of electricity by close to 20%. To continue this, OSI built a refrigeration unit and cogeneration system in which heat can be recovered from and reused for other purposes. OSI also payed closer attention to ensuring that the facility had a good food defense system by installing indoor cameras and a surveillance system.