OSI Industries’ branch out of Toledo, Spain recently upped production. They went from being able to produce 12,000 tons of chicken per year to 24,000 tons per year. This brings their total production, when taking beef and pork into consideration as well, to over 45,000 tons.
Due to the addition of the new production line, 20 new employees were hired at the Toledo factory. The production line previously required 140 people; now 160 people are working on the line.
In the last decade, demand for chicken products has been increasing by 6% every year. OSI Industries is increasing chicken production because they believe this trend will continue.
OSI Industries is an award winning organization. Sheldon Lavin, one of the top executives at the company, received the Global Visionary Award. A person who receives this award must exhibit drive, vision, and must be successful in their industry.
Lavin was chosen for the award because he has all these qualities. He has been in the company since it was a simple meat processing company; however, once Lavin took charge of the company, he assisted in expanding it beyond imaginable levels. OSI is currently operating in 17 different countries and have over 65 factories.
OSI’s United Kingdom branch was also honored recently. The organization received the 2017 International Safety Award, which is given out by the British Safety Council. This is the 11th time that the UK branch has been recognized by the British Safety Council.
OSI Industries has also been awarded the Globe of Honor on three different occasions: 2013, 2015, and 2016. The Sword of Honor was also given to OSI for their excellence in safety and health risk awareness.
About OSI Industries
Beginning as a butcher’s shop in 1909, OSI is now a global distributor of food. They are partnered with fast food restaurants like McDonald’s, Burger King, and Starbucks. Their COO is David McDonald; Sheldon Lavin is the CEO.