OSI Group is a premier global good provider that pairs with food service providers and retail food brands worldwide to come up with concept-to-table solutions that please consumers from all over the globe. Some of the core values of the company include finding partnering relationships, striving for continuous improvement, and always doing what is best for the group. Founded in 1909, and with over 100 years of providing food solutions and growth, OSI Group is continuously looking to partner and expand.
In recent news, Food Business News reported that OSI Group has recently purchased Baho Food, a Dutch manufacturer of deli meats, many foods of convenience, and snacks that has been serving the food service establishments and retail food chains. Baho has five subordinate companies with factories in the Netherlands, as well as in Germany. These companies currently serve customers in 18 different countries.
David G. McDonald, president and chief operating officer of OSI Group, is quoted as saying, “Adding Baho Food to our OSI Europe business gives OSI a broader presence in Europe.” McDonald goes on to further state, “The company’s portfolio of products and brands complements OSI’s current processing strengths while broadening our capabilities to best serve the evolving needs of our customers.” While the company is already successful, McDonald believes together they can grow the company even further.
As a part of the business deal, Baho Food’s managing director, John Balvers, as well as the teams of managers, will all stay over and play an active role, be an active part, of the OSI Group. They will work together with OSI executives and managers to establish a viable growth plan that they feel is best for the blended businesses. Balvers is quoted as stating that he is eager and excited to become a part of the OSI group. He goes on to praise OSI Group for their relationships with both their clients and their suppliers. He feels that this transaction, and blending the companies, will help both business grow into something even bigger and better than they are now.
Financial aspects of the transaction between these two companies are not disclosed or publicly discussed.