In August 2016, OSI acquired a controlling stake in Baho Food which is a company based in Netherlands dealing with the processing of meat for retail industries. Baho food operates in the Netherlands and Germany, and its five subsidiaries are Q Smart Life, Vital Convenience, Henri Van de Bilt, Gelderland Frischwaren and Bakx Foods.
For over six decades, these firms have been marketing and selling convenience foods, various kinds of deli meats and snacks. Their customers are spread across 18 countries in Europe. The Managing Director of Baho Food John Balvers is set to retain his staff as they draw a plan on how they will succeed in business under OSI Group based in Aurora, Illinois.
Balvers stated that he was happy that Baho Food had joined hands with OSI Group. He mentioned the great relationship that OSI Group has with its customers and suppliers and added that their combined strengths would enable them to serve their customers better. OSI Group’s President and Chief Operating Officer David McDonald said that Baho Food would help them access more of the market in Europe. He lauded Baho Food’s portfolio of products and brands as matching that of OSI Group. He said such a partnership would help them serve the ever-changing needs of the customers.
OSI Group ranked 58th on Forbes’ List of America’s Largest Private Companies in 2016. It is an improvement considering that the last time it ranked 136th (2011). The company grew rapidly and currently employs over 20,000 people. The main reason for the inclusion in the top 100 is their efforts which have enabled them to provide quality meat to major fast food venues like the McDonalds and KFC. Their earnings also increased for those five years, and Forbes stated that they had made $6.1 billion in sales. The statistics alone show that they deserved a spot on the top 100.
OSI Group also provides many career opportunities. The fact that it is one of the largest privately owned companies in the world means that it employs many people. The management is always looking for individuals who share the beliefs of the company and desire to make a difference. After one is engaged, the company offers support designed to make them grow and realize their full potential. It does not matter that you have been out of work for many years or are freshly out of college, the desire to succeed is what will land you a job at the company.