The food industry is fast changing and evolving, and one of the meat processing companies that has been the part of the transformation in the sector is OSI Group. It is the largest supplier of processed meat and food products and has been around for many decades. The company is one of the biggest suppliers of commodities like beef sausages, sausage links, processed chicken, and other related products to some of the most famous food chains and restaurants across the globe, including KFC, Subway, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, and more. The company has manufacturing units in 17 countries, and the total number of manufacturing and processing units operated by OSI Group is 50 currently. In total, the company provides direct employment to 20,000 people, and the figure is expected to grow in the coming years as OSI Group plans massive expansion under the President David McDonald.
David McDonald says that OSI Group is a global company, but the reason behind its success is that it has a regional team that is well-acquainted with the local taste, financial trend, market, and culture. It helps the company to adjust quickly in the new market and manufacture products as per the regional demand. The global presence of the OSI Group and its strength to provide local indigenous solutions is the strength of the company, and it is the culture that has been embedded even more strongly under the leadership of David McDonald. Presently, OSI Group has been focusing on expanding in developing countries like China, where the demand has been growing tremendously due to the booming economy as well as the increasing purchasing power of the local population. As the consumer market of China continues to grow, it becomes all the more reason to focus on meeting its demand in the food processing industry.
In the last couple of years, OSI Group has launched several new manufacturing units in China to meet the increasing demand in the country. In Shandong Province, the company built one of the largest feed mills for beef processing that would annually produce 600,000 metric tons of processed beef. Even with the aggressive growth and expansion of the company, David McDonald says that there is still enough room for growth and development left. He believes that the market is growing globally and OSI Group aims to retain its top position in the industry. He says that the expansion is the best way to answer the increasing competition in the industry.