OSI Food Solutions Expands Its Toledo, Spain Facility With Over 22,000 Square-Feet Of Improvements
OSI Food Solutions has made the news recently as it purchased a soon-to-be abandoned Tyson Foods facility in the South-side of Chicago. The purchase was made for $7.4 million, and while hundreds of employees were slated to lose their jobs, OSI decided to offer whoever remained new employment opportunities with them. The 200,000 square-foot plant is close to another OSI Chicago-based plant, and this means that it will be offering infrastructure to support the growth of the business in the area and the nation, at-large. Kevin Scott, the Senior Vice president for OSI Food Solutions, commented that the new facility will add to the already strong capabilities of the company in North America and that OSI is glad to have it.
OSI Food Solutions has been doing even more on the global stage to increase offerings. In Toledo, Spain, the company has increased the amount of chicken products it can produce by double. This means that OSI can pump out 24,000 tons of processed chicken products every year and that it can also produce more than 45,000 tons of chicken, beef, and pork products, altogether. OSI spent €17 million on the new facility, and it will be adding 20 new jobs in the area, as well. This will bring the combined total to 160 people that will be working in the Toledo, Spain plant, and there could be even more in the future.
OSI Food Solutions Managing Director of OSI Spain, José María del Río, commented that the new facility extension came due to an ever-growing demand for the chicken products that the company produces. In the Toledo, Spain area, demand has increased by over %6 every single year over the last ten years, and the last few years have seen an astounding 8% growth in demand. It is expected that this trend will continue, which means the company needs to build more facilities in response. This new addition to the existing facility in the area adds 22,600 square-feet. Included in the additions are new shipping and receiving areas, a new production hall, areas where oil can be serviced and taken care of, nitrogen and hot water tanks, a social area, and storage for supplies that the facility needs to have on-hand.
OSI Food Solutions expects to continue its rapid growth as demand for its products and services increase. If this is true, then the Tolede, Spain addition is just the beginning.