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OSI Food Solutions: Why double chicken production?

OSI Food Solutions has been on an expansion process in recent years. The company has been trying to push its growth agenda to as many places around the world as possible. There is also a high demand for processed food in the world that their products are now in huge demand. The company which has a long history of growth has expanded to 17 countries on different continents and is on its path to growing its presence to more countries in the near future. OSI Food Solutions is one of the largest food processing companies in the world and deals with the production of value-added food products.

Expansion of the plant in Toledo

Among the places where the company has a food plant is Toledo, Spain. This is one of the 65 food plants that it has in different locations around the globe. The plant in Toledo has been used for the production of chicken, pork, and beef. In 2017, the company took up an initiative to add more space to this plant to increase the production of chicken. There was a need to produce more chicken products, and the company saw it fit to add 22.600 square feet of space to this plant. After the additional space, the company will now have a production capacity of 24,000 tons for chicken products, a double increase from what was produced in the past- 12,000 tons.

Why expand?

The expansion of the facility was made necessary by an increase in consumers who are now taking chicken products. In the past one decade, there has been a consistent increase in this number a factor that has forced the company to act on the issue. OSI Food Solutions noted that the increase has become even more significant in the past three years. It shifted from 6 percent to 8 percent, and it looks like it will keep on rising in years to come. So, the initiative was made to meet the needs of the customers.

Employment opportunities

After the expansion of OSI Food Solutions, there has been an increase in the number of workers. Previously, the number used to be 140 but now it has risen to 160. The new jobs are an advantage to the local community who will now have more employment opportunities. There is a post of product development manager which have been created in recent years. The post was created to develop new products for the consumer.